I Aim at the Stars (1959)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA, West Germany  |  
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The career of rocket scientist Wernher von Braun (Curt Jurgens) is the focus of this film. Supposedly bullied by the Nazis into working for the Third Reich, the end of the war leaves the rocket man with a decision to take his talents to either Russia or the United States. He chooses the U. S., but controversy follows the gifted scientist wherever he goes. Some resent his collaborations with the Nazis, while others in the government are more than willing to turn their heads in deference to his genius.

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German [nationality], Nazi, rocket, scientist, Third-Reich, Russia, United-States