The Hitler Filmography

Worldwide Feature Film and Television Miniseries Portrayals, 1940 through 2000

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About the Book

From the time his Nazi regime launched World War II to the present, Adolf Hitler has frequently been depicted on film. He was largely ridiculed at first, since laughter was a powerful weapon and morale booster for nations at war. Later representations were more somber and realistic, yet Hitler’s image never escaped the undertone of scorn.
This book concentrates exclusively on portrayals of Hitler in feature films and television miniseries. The filmography covers films with a factual historical storyline, fictional stories, alternate histories, parodies and films where actors playing Hitler have a cameo. Each entry provides production credits, an annotated cast list, an analysis and synopsis of the film, an evaluation of the actor playing Hitler in terms of the strengths and weaknesses of his portrayal, and representative quotations from the film.

About the Author(s)

The late Charles P. Mitchell was a librarian in Millinocket, Maine. He wrote on film for numerous periodicals and on music for several more and hosted radio shows about classical music in New York City and Portland, Maine.

Bibliographic Details

Charles P. Mitchell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 303
Bibliographic Info: 51 photos, appendices, index
Copyright Date: 2009 [2002]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4585-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0984-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface     1

Overview: Hitler Portrayals     5

The Hitler Filmography     11

Appendix One: MGM’s Aborted Hitler Western     257

Appendix Two: Hitler on Series Television     259

Appendix Three: Possible Hitler Film Projects     263

Index     267

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellent reference”—Classic Images; “detailed information on 100 films”—Booklist; “impressive…valuable…a treasure chest of cinema information”—Film & History; “the first book to document all known depictions…his appendices are equally as well thought out”—Big Reel; “absolutely outstanding…I can’t recommend it highly enough….splendid work…extremely well illustrated”—The Military Advisor; “Mitchell provides valuable evaluations…for all film collections”—Communication Booknotes Quarterly.