The Man Who Crossed Hitler

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The Man Who Crossed Hitler
Written byMark Hayhurst
Directed byJustin Hardy
Starring
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)
  • Susan Horth
  • Lucy Bassnett-McGuire
Running time85 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original release
  • 21 August 2011 (2011-08-21)

The Man Who Crossed Hitler is a 2011 BBC film set in Berlin in the summer of 1931, dramatising the true story in which lawyer Hans Litten subpoenas Adolf Hitler as a witness in the trial of some Nazi thugs. Hitler has formally renounced the use of political violence, and the young lawyer sees a chance to expose the Nazi leader's deceptions to the German establishment, thereby discrediting both Hitler and the Nazi Party.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] The film was given an alternative title Hitler on Trial which was used when the Public Broadcasting Service in the United States aired the work.[9][10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC programme: The Man Who Crossed Hitler". BBC. 27 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  2. ^ "BBC Press Office: The Man Who Crossed Hitler". BBC. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  3. ^ Tom Sutcliffe (22 August 2011). "Review by Tom Sutcliffe in The Independent". The Independent. UK. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  4. ^ Review by Paul Whitelaw in The Scotsman[dead link]
  5. ^ Saturday 20 August 2011 (20 August 2011). "Review in The Sunday Herald". Heraldscotland.com. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  6. ^ "Review in The Daily Post". Dailypost.co.uk. 20 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  7. ^ "Interview: Mark Hayhurst – Writer of "The Man Who Crossed Hitler"". Theanfieldwrap.com. 19 August 2011. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  8. ^ TV and Radio. "Ian Hart: Why I wanted to play Hitler, interview by Benji Wilson". The Daily Telegraph. UK. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
  9. ^ Chris Patrick-Simpson (7 June 2011). "Hitler on Trial".
  10. ^ Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. "Hitler on Trial".

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