The Plot to Kill Hitler (film)

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Not to be confused with The Plot to Assassinate Hitler.
The Plot to Kill Hitler
Directed by Lawrence Schiller
Produced by Alfred R. Kelman
Bernard Sofronski (Executive Producer)
Written by Steven Elkins
Starring Brad Davis
Ian Richardson
Michael Byrne
Rupert Graves
Helmut Griem
Music by Laurence Rosenthal
Cinematography Freddie Francis
Edited by Bernard Gribble
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates 30 January 1990
Running time 89 min.
Country United StatesUSA
Language English

The Plot to Kill Hitler is a 1990 television movie. It is about the 20 July 1944 plot by German officers to kill Adolf Hitler. Brad Davis stars as Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg who plants a bomb in the conference room of the Führer's headquarters in East Prussia.

Plot summary[edit]

“The Plot to Kill Hitler” is a historical re-creation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government, with the ultimate intention of surrendering their country to the Allies. Led by Army Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, this group of dedicated officers managed to plant a bomb, hidden in Stauffenberg's briefcase, in Hitler’s battlefield headquarters. By sheer luck, Hitler survived the blast and the SS quickly arrested and executed most of those involved.

The film is historically inaccurate in one aspect—Hitler's involvement in astrology. One scene has him looking over astrological charts, which some people believe about the Nazi leader. Most historians, however, regard this as false.[citation needed]


The movie was filmed in the United States and Zagreb, Yugoslavia.


Actor Role
Brad Davis Claus von Stauffenberg
Madolyn Smith Osborne Nina von Stauffenberg
Ian Richardson General Ludwig Beck
Kenneth Colley Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Michael Byrne General Friedrich Olbricht
Helmut Lohner General Friedrich Fromm
Jonathan Hyde Joseph Goebbels
Rupert Graves Axel von dem Bussche
Helmut Griem Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Mike Gwilym Adolf Hitler
Vernon Dobtcheff General Erich Fellgiebel
Christoph Eichhorn General Helmuth Stieff
Michael Fitzegerald Major Ernst John von Freyend
Heather Chasen The Baroness

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