Devil Makes Three

Devil Makes Three

Director: Andrew Marton

Cast: Andrew Marton, Gene Kelly, Anna Maria Pier Angeli, Richard Rober

     
 

Gene Kelly tackles a rare non-singing or dancing role in this post-war drama. Kelly plays Capt. Jeff Eliot, whose life was saved during World War II when a German family rescued him after his plane was shot down over Munich. In 1948, Eliot travels to Germany to thank the Lehrt Family for their kindness, only to discover that they were killed during an air raid by U.S.… See more details below

Overview

Gene Kelly tackles a rare non-singing or dancing role in this post-war drama. Kelly plays Capt. Jeff Eliot, whose life was saved during World War II when a German family rescued him after his plane was shot down over Munich. In 1948, Eliot travels to Germany to thank the Lehrt Family for their kindness, only to discover that they were killed during an air raid by U.S. forces near the end of the war. The only survivor was the family's oldest daughter, Wilhelmina (Pier Angeli), who works as a barmaid in a sleazy nightclub and has developed a bitter hatred of Americans. Eliot develops an infatuation for this tragic woman and spends enough time at the club to become familiar with Heisemann (Claus Clausen), a comic at the club who has a dark secret life. Heisemann is also a gold smuggler who is part of an underground Nazi movement that hopes to overthrow the post-war government and re-launch the Third Reich. When Eliot tells his superiors what he's discovered, he's ordered to continue his romance with Wilhelmina as a cover while he learns more about Heisemann's smuggling operations. The Devil Makes Three was one of several films MGM made in Europe to take advantage of frozen funds that the main office in Hollywood could not transport in cash but could use to finance production; another film produced under this scheme was one of Kelly's pet projects, the performance film Invitation to the Dance.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/17/2012
UPC:
0883316582282
Original Release:
1952
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
45,518

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Kelly Captain Jeff Eliot
Anna Maria Pier Angeli Wilhelmina Lehrt
Richard Rober Col. James Terry
Richard Egan Lt. Parker
Claus Clausen Heisemann
Wilfried Seyferth Hansig
Annie Rosar Mrs. Keigler
Harold Benedict Sergeant at Arms
Otto Gebuhr Mr. Nolder
Gertrud Wolle Mrs. Nolder
Heinrich Gretler Keigler
Charlotte Flemming Girl in Phone Booth
Charles Gordon Howard Lt. Farris
Bum Kruger Oberlitz
Ivan Petrovich Sigmund Neffs
Sepp Rist Customs Official--German
Michael Tellering Ernst Haltmann
Margot Rielscher Cabaret Singer

Technical Credits
Andrew Marton Director
Lawrence P. Bachmann Screenwriter
Jerry Davis Screenwriter
Richard Goldstone Producer
Rudolph G. Kopp Score Composer
Ben Lewis Editor
Paul Markwitz Art Director
Fritz Maurischat Art Director
Vaclav Vich Cinematographer

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