The Devil's General (1955)

Director
Helmut Käutner

Main cast
Curd Jürgens; Marianne Koch; Viktor de Kowa; Karl John; Harry Meyen

Genres
Drama, History

Description
Curt Jurgens stars as a courageous Luftwaffe officer. Jurgens loves the service, even though he barely tolerates the Hitler regime. Sickened by wartime Nazi atrocities, Jurgens renounces his government, and is imprisoned and tortured as a result. Once released, the general takes pity on a downtrodden Jewish family. This isolated act of kindness is a point in his favor when Jurgens stands before Satan himself for his final judgment. The Devil's General was based on an immensely successful postwar play by German author Carl Zuckmeyer.


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