This Nazi propaganda film details the exploits of a group of German Luftwaffe pilots flying Stukas–fighter-bombers–in the Battle of France in the early days of World War II. Read More »
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Besatzung Dora / The Crew of the Dora (1943) Karl Ritter, Hannes Stelzer, Hubert Kiurina, Josef Dahmen, Drama, History, War
Depicts a love triangle involving two Luftwaffe pilots being overcome by their participation in battle together. Read More »
Der Herrscher (The Sovereign) was based on Before Sunset, a play by Gerhart Hauptmann. The great Emil Jannings stars as Mathias Clausen, a self-made businessman who is forced to do a great deal of soul-searching when his wife unexpectedly dies. Determining to start life anew, he falls in love with his secretary Inken (Marianne Hoppe) and impulsively takes a vacation to Italy. Clausen’s selfish grown children, not wishing to share their father’s affections – nor his money – with his new wife-to-be, go to court demanding that Clausen be declared mentally incompetent. Upon finding this out, Clausen flies into a rage, leaving the audience to wonder whether or not he really as gone off his trolley.
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