Hitler: The Last Ten Days

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ennio De Concini
Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt
Written by Gerhardt Boldt
Ennio De Concini
Maria Pia Fusco
Ivan Moffat
Wolfgang Reinhardt
Starring Alec Guinness
Simon Ward
Adolfo Celi
Diane Cilento
Gabriele Ferzetti
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Cinematography Ennio Guarnieri
Edited by Kevin Connor
Tomorrow Entertainment
West Film
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • 2 May 1973 (1973-05-02) (UK)
  • 9 May 1973 (1973-05-09) (US)
  • 31 August 1973 (1973-08-31) (Italy)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $2,250,000 (US/Canada rentals)[2]

Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a 1973 British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide. The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward and the original music score was composed by Mischa Spoliansky. It is based on the book Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account, written by Gerhardt Boldt, a survivor of the Führerbunker. Location shooting for the film included the De Laurentiis Studios in Rome and parts of England. The introduction is presented by Alistair Cooke.


The film opens with Hitler's 56th birthday on 20 April 1945, and ends 10 days later, with his suicide on 30 April.



A DVD of this film was released on 3 June 2008.[3]

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