1962 Theatrical poster
|Directed by||Stuart Heisler|
|Produced by||E. Charles Straus|
|Written by||Sam Neuman |
E. Charles Straus
|Music by||Hans J. Salter|
|Distributed by||Allied Artists Pictures|
|21 March 1962(US)|
Hitler is a 1962 black and white American film. 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. 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. 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.
This film was released on DVD via the Warner Archive Collection.