Hitler -- Beast of Berlin

Hitler -- Beast of Berlin

Director: Sherman Scott Cast: Roland Drew, Steffi Duna, Greta Granstedt

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Overview

Also known as Beasts of Berlin and Hitler: Beast of Berlin, this was the inagural effort of Producers Distributing Corporation-later to become famous (or infamous) as PRC Pictures. Set in Germany, the story concerned a dedicated group of anti-Nazis devoted to circulating propaganda literature. The leaders of the group are Roland Drew and his wife Steffi Duna. After a terrifying sojourn in a concentration camp, hero and heroine are smuggled into Switzerland so that they may carry on their work in the Free World. Based on the novel Goose Step by Shepard Traube, this little quickie was among the earliest American films to cast Nazi Germany in a villainous light. That it wasn't the best hardly mattered to the various Bundists in the US, who lobbied to have the film banned. Billed fourth in Beast of Berlin was young Alan Ladd, who was advertised as the film's star when it was reissued in the early 1940s as Hell's Devils.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
UPC: 0089218514592
Original Release: 1939
Source: Alpha Video
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:09:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roland Drew Hans
Steffi Duna Elsa
Greta Granstedt Anna
Alan Ladd Karl
Lucien Prival Sachs
Vernon Dent Lustig
John Ellis Schulz
George Rosener Wunderlich
Hans Joby Lippert
Paul Panzer Actor
Hans Heinrich Von Twardowski Albert
Will Kaufman Herr Kohler
Dick Wessel Actor
Frederick Giermann Pommer
Hans Schumm Schaefer
Abe Dinovitch Actor
Joe Forte Berkley
Anna Lisa Actor
Francisco Maran Jouvet
John Peters Kruger
David Cross Col. Hess
Bob Stevenson Actor
Fredrik Vogeding Actor
Hans Von Morhart Braun
Crane Whitley Klee
Alex Palasthy Actor
Walter Thiele Actor

Technical Credits
Sherman Scott Director
David Chudnow Score Composer
Robert O. Crandall Editor
John H. Greenhalgh Cinematographer
Sigmund Neufeld Producer
Holbrook Todd Editor
Shepard Traube Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Aland Ladd: Beast of Berlin
2. Chapter 1 [11:32]
3. Chapter 2 [11:20]
4. Chapter 3 [13:21]
5. Chapter 4 [12:54]
6. Chapter 5 [10:57]
7. Chapter 6 [6:39]

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