Hitler Lives

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Hitler Lives
Directed by Don Siegel (uncredited)
Produced by Gordon Hollingshead
Written by Saul Elkins
Starring Knox Manning
Cinematography De Leon Anthony
Edited by Harry Komer
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • December 29, 1945 (1945-12-29)
Running time
17 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Hitler Lives (also known as Hitler Lives?) is a 1945 American short documentary film directed by Don Siegel, who was uncredited. The film won an Academy Award at the 18th Academy Awards in 1946 for Documentary Short Subject.[1] Earlier the same year, Siegel made his directorial debut on another short film Star in the Night (1945), which also won an Academy Award.

Hitler Lives is based on the film Your Job in Germany, which was produced shortly before the end of the Second World War. Your Job in Germany was written by Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss).[2]

While retaining some of the original film footage, Hitler Lives was written by Saul Elkins. The film warns that the defeated German population still contains Nazi supporters and that the world must stay ever vigilant against the prospect that a new Hitler will arise within Germany. The film combines dramatized content mixed with archive footage. The end of the film warns against fascism in America.



  1. ^ "New York Times: Hitler Lives". NY Times. Retrieved May 26, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Oscar's Docs, 1941–45: Bravery and Bias". Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved January 1, 2009. 

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