Hitler (1962 film)

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Hitler 1962 Movie Poster.jpg
1962 Theatrical poster
Directed by Stuart Heisler
Produced by E. Charles Straus
Written by Sam Neuman
E. Charles Straus
Music by Hans J. Salter
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release date
21 March 1962 (1962-03-21) (US)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hitler (1962) is a black and white American film (that was later re-released with the title, Women of Nazi Germany).[1] The film stars Richard Basehart in the title role of Adolf Hitler. Cordula Trantow stars as Geli Raubal and Maria Emo as Eva Braun. John Banner stars as Gregor Strasser. [2] The film depicts Hitler through the years, beginning with the Beer Hall Putsch of November 1923 and focuses mainly on his private life, in particular, his relationships with niece Geli and longtime companion/wife, Eva Braun. According to film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, Basehart "gives a cerebral interpretation" of Hitler during the timeframe he was the leader of Nazi Germany.[3] For her performance, Cordula Trantow was nominated for a 1962 Golden Globe in the category: Most Promising Newcomer - Female. The film was produced by Three Crown Productions, Inc. and distributed by Allied Artists Pictures.[4]


Home video[edit]

This film is available on DVD via the Warner Archive Collection.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hitler". iTunes. 
  2. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide, Signet, p. 615. ISBN 978-0451224682.
  3. ^ Maltin, p. 615.
  4. ^ Hitler on IMDb

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