The Red Terror (film)

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The Red Terror
Directed by Karl Ritter
Produced by Karl Ritter (producer)
Written by Andrews Engelmann (writer)
Felix Lützkendorf (writer)
Karl Ritter (writer)
Starring See below
Music by Norbert Schultze
Herbert Windt
Cinematography Igor Oberberg
Edited by Conrad von Molo
Release dates 1942
Running time 99 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

The Red Terror (original title in German: GPU) is a 1942 German film directed by Karl Ritter.[1]

Released after the breakdown of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, it is noteworthy for the crude, heavy-handed depiction of Communists.[2]


Olga Feodorovna, a Baltic German, saw her family massacred by the GPU. She joins it in order to track down the murderers. After avenging the deaths, she commits suicide.




  1. ^ "New York Times: G.P.U. (1942)". NY Times. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema pp 44-5 ISBN 0-02-570230-0

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