Des Teufels General (1955)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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The Devil's General (Des Teufels General) stars Curt Jurgens 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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courage, General, German [nationality], imprisonment, judgment, luftwaffe, Nazi, regime, war, Jewish, Satan, torture

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High Artistic Quality