Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil

Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil

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Director: Jim Goddard

Cast: Jim Goddard, John Shea, Bill Nighy, Tony Randall

     
 

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The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl (John Shea), a top athlete and idealist, becomes a chauffeur for the "S.A." (storm troopers). WhenSee more details below

Overview

The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl (John Shea), a top athlete and idealist, becomes a chauffeur for the "S.A." (storm troopers). When the SS topples the SA from power, Karl ends up in Dachau. He is rescued through his brother's influence--if you can describe sending Karl to fight on the Russian Front a "rescue." As he watches the Third Reich deteriorate, Helmut at long last suffers pangs of conscience. As if the story of the rise of Nazism needed any further melodrama, Hitler's SS shoehorns in a romantic triangle involving Karl, Helmut, and beautiful nightclub-singer Lucy Gutteridge. The all-star supporting cast of Hitler's SS includes Carroll Baker as the Hoffman brothers' anguished mother; Tony Randall as an androgynous entertainer named Putzi (shades of Cabaret's Joel Grey); and David Warner, repeating his Holocaust role as SS head man Heydrich.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2008
UPC:
0089218560698
Original Release:
1985
Source:
Alpha Video
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Colorized]
Time:
2:23:00
Sales rank:
14,708

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Shea Karl
Bill Nighy Helmut
Tony Randall Actor
José Ferrer Actor
Lucy Gutteridge Actor
David Warner Actor
Carroll Baker Actor
Colin Jeavons Actor
Warren Clarke Actor
Michael Elphick Actor
Stratford Johns Actor
Robert Urquhart Actor
John Normington Actor
Derek Newark Actor
Paul Brooke Actor
John Dicks Actor
Ivor Roberts Actor
Prentis Hancock Actor
Struan Rodger Actor
Robert MacLeod Actor
John Woodnut Actor
Walter Sparrow Actor
Bernard Lloyd Actor
Peter Craze Actor

Technical Credits
Jim Goddard Director
Eva Darlow Choreography
Eileen Diss Production Designer
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Lukas Heller Screenwriter
Roger McGough Score Composer
Michael Porter Production Designer
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
John Shirley Editor
Ernest Vincze Cinematographer
Elizabeth Waller Costumes/Costume Designer
Aida Young Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hitler's SS: Portrait of Evil
2. Chapter 1 [19:56]
3. Chapter 2 [23:34]
4. Chapter 3 [23:21]
5. Chapter 4 [23:19]
6. Chapter 5 [27:32]
7. Chapter 6 [22:22]

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