Hitler (1962 film)

Hitler (1962) is a black and white American film that was later re-released with the title Women of Nazi Germany.[1] The film stars Richard Basehart in the title role of Adolf Hitler; Cordula Trantow stars as Geli Raubal, Maria Emo as Eva Braun and John Banner as Gregor Strasser.[2] The film depicts Hitler through the years, beginning with the Beer Hall Putsch of November 1923 and focuses mainly on his private life, in particular, his relationships with niece Geli and longtime companion/wife, Eva Braun. According to film critic and historian Leonard Maltin, Basehart "gives a cerebral interpretation" of Hitler during the timeframe he was the leader of Nazi Germany.[3] For her performance, Cordula Trantow was nominated for a 1962 Golden Globe in the category: Most Promising Newcomer - Female. The film was produced by Three Crown Productions, Inc. and distributed by Allied Artists Pictures.[4]

1962 Theatrical poster
Directed byStuart Heisler
Produced byE. Charles Straus
Written bySam Neuman
E. Charles Straus
Music byHans J. Salter
Distributed byAllied Artists Pictures
Release date
21 March 1962 (1962-03-21) (US)
Running time
107 minutes
CountryUnited States


Home video

This film is available on DVD via the Warner Archive Collection.

See also


  1. "Hitler". iTunes.
  2. Maltin, Leonard (2008). Leonard Maltin's 2009 Movie Guide, Signet, p. 615. ISBN 978-0451224682.
  3. Maltin, p. 615.
  4. Hitler on IMDb
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