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Title:
Hangmen also die
Author:
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino on Video, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (134 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Pursued by the Germans after the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, Dr. Svoboda enlists the aid of a young woman who is oblivious to the lethal crosscurrents that surround her in Czechoslovakia. As she learns more about the mysterious doctor, she grows aware of the involvement of her father and fiance in the resistance, and soon finds herself entangled in the revolution's secret operations.
General Note:
Videodisc release of the 1943 motion picture.

Special features included.
Language:
English
UPC:
738329014322
Format :
DVD

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This film was inspired by the actual 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, one of Hitler's most hated henchmen. Set in Prague, it captures the noble struggle of both the resistance fighters & their hidden assassin. It also powerfully condemns the brutality of the Gestapo's retribution.


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Hangmen Also Die is set in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. Czech loyalist Brian Donlevy assassinates the vicious Gestapo leader Heydrich, then goes into hiding. The wounded patriot is sheltered by history professor Walter Brennan, who is already under surveillance by the Nazis thanks to his veiled classroom attacks on the Third Reich. Fifth columnist Gene Lockhart arranges for the professor and 400 other Prague citizens to be rounded up as hostages, to be killed if Heydrich's assassin is not revealed. Ultimately Lockhart himself is framed by the citizenry, giving the actor full scope to cringe and cower as only he could. Persuasively directed by Fritz Lang, Hangmen Also Die was based on a story by Lang and expatriate German playwright Bertold Brecht. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi