The Doctor of Stalingrad

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The Doctor of Stalingrad
Directed by Géza von Radványi
Produced by Walter Traut
Written by Heinz G. Konsalik (novel)
Werner P. Zibaso
Starring O.E. Hasse
Eva Bartok
Hannes Messemer
Mario Adorf
Music by Siegfried Franz
Cinematography Georg Krause
Edited by René Le Hénaff
Distributed by Gloria Film
Release date
20 February 1958
Running time
110 minutes
Country West Germany
Language German

The Doctor of Stalingrad (German: Der Arzt von Stalingrad also known as Battle Inferno) is a 1958 German drama film directed by Géza von Radványi and starring O.E. Hasse, Eva Bartok and Hannes Messemer. It is an adaptation of the 1956 novel The Doctor of Stalingrad by Heinz G. Konsalik.[1] The film addresses the issue of German Prisoners of War held by the Soviet Union in camps well into the 1950s. The principal character Doctor Fritz Böhler was loosely modelled on Ottmar Kohler, known as the "Angel of Stalingrad".

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  1. ^ Davidson & Hake p.140


  • Davidson, John & Hake, Sabine. Framing the Fifties: Cinema in a Divided Germany. Berghahn Books, 2007.

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