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September 16, 1966 - Image 53

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1966-09-16

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Germany's. Past and Present on the screen

By HERBERT G. LUFT

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Friday, September 16, 1966-53

of the common soldier caught in
the whirlpool of National-Socialism.
Kirst's "The Officer Factory" ex-
poses the • rotten hierarchy of
Hitler's army, and his prophetic
"The Seventh Day" warns us that,
the strengthened "Fourth" Reich
may bring atomic war and the de-
struction of world civilization.
The scope of "The Night of the
Generals," on the surface, is much
more limited. The novel basically
deals with . a sex killer who is
a p p r eh end e d after 14 years
of sadistically murdering prosti-
tutes very much in the style of
"Jack The Ripper." Yet, German
author Kirst feels compelled to
comment that the fiend was the
sort of a hero whom only the
Third Reich could have produced.
The novel is an indictment of a
decayed clique of high officers,
debased and perverted, riding on
the crest of conquests and foreign
exploits until the downfall of the
war machinery causes the con-
spiracy of July 20, 1944, the Night
of the Long Knives, of the dis-
satisfied generals.
Lt.-Gen. Wilhelm Tanz, com-
mander of the SS Nibelungen
Division, a career officer rising
from the ranks of the "Freikorps,"
to the author symbolizes the Prus-

sian spirit of the fearless warrior time is today and the story as
who sees only two alternatives timely as the headlines of the fall
GREETINGS
HOLLYWOOD--"The Night . of
for himself, a cross on his chest of 1966. The renaissance of the
the Generals." the Samuel Spiegel
or another one over his grave. A National Socialist Party of Adolf
M & M
epic which has been in procluc-
career of organized mass murder Hitler has its real-life counterpart
tion for more than five months,
has destroyed the general's in- in a splinter party with all the
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is based on the novel by German
hibitions and activated his latent ideological trappings of the old
author Hans Hellmut Kirst, whose
9105-27 Michigan
killer instinct, triggering his path- NSDAP (Nazi) organization,
"Gunner Asch" trilogy was a best-
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ological desire to cut up the bodies
The
real
party
is
scheduled
to
seller in 20 languages and
of women who had been the ob- hold a national rally in the city
gained Kirst -a reputation as a
jects of his degenerated passion.
of Karlsruhe in the near future.
fierce critic of the Prussian mili-
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Anatole Litvak, famed for his During the last national election, 1
tary of yesterday and today. While
"Mayerling," "D e c i s i on Before they drew a frightening 600,000
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oliday
Good
Cheer
"Gunner Asch" shows us the fate
Dawn," "Anastasia" and "The votes, approximately 8 per cent of I
Journey," directed the picture on the total ballot, not enough to elect
Mike's 9 Mile-
location in Warsaw, Paris and a _delegate to the Bundestag, but
NEW YEAR GREETINGS
Berlin.
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enough votes to win city councils
Gore Vidal who wrote the and mayoralties in smaller provin-
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screenplay to the Spiegel-Litvak cial cities, chiefly in Bavaria, Han-
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Francis Ford Coppola of a more
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conventional anti-Nazi yarn, "Is deals with such a movement ap-
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Paris Burning?" from the novel
pealing to the Fuehrer-PrinziP of
Hyman Blumenstein
by Larry Collins and Dominique
Happy New Year To All Our
the German Untertan, who in
Lapierre, -which recounts events
Friends and Customers
reality rallies to the grave site
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in Paris of August 1944, when the
of
19
war
criminals
executed
by
citizenry. rose up in arms and
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routed the German Wehrmacht
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is called "Oktober," addressed as
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in Paris, with Rene Clement di- "Reichsfuehrer" and portrayed. by
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Swedish thespian Max von Sydow
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recting and Charles Boyer por-
who made his Hollywood debut as
traying a French doctor who risks
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NEW YEAR GREETINGS
his life driving a resistance leader The
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and
his
high-
rather superficial melodrama,
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heritor of robes and rituals of
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which Ingrid Thulin appears as
NEW YEAR GREETINGS I.
a
Adolf
Hitler. Against the new
concentration camp survivor of
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leader,
depicted
by
Von
Sydow,
ewish descent, who returns to
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1 he French capital with scarred there are also Sir Alex Guinness
as
a
British
agent;
George
Sanders
i ace, eyes ringed with deep
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ligence• Robert Helpmann
(of
air. The villains this time are
J. Berkowitz and Family
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olish adventurer portrayed by other
West German agent help
merman-born
actor
Maximilian
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chell with Herbert Lam (himself ing to uproot the unholy move-
a refugee from Nazidom) depict- ment.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
While "Funeral in Berlin,"
i ng a French doctor in love with
simultaneously
before
the
cameras
he woman who has returned from
in the former capital of the
MENDELSON
he ashes.
Reich, re-hashes the defection of
Happy New Year
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Leon Askin, a Jewish actor who an official from the East to the
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v ork for many years at Louise
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i. J .S. in 1940 via Paris as director would like to classify "The Quiller
Memorandum"
as
another
Secret
0 f the Washington Civic Theater,
A. J. Marshall Co.
Agent film, others state frankly
5 h as the sorrowful part of a pig- their dismay that outsiders must
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ish, pudgy and amorous Nazi of-
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Happy New Year
:
fi ficer in the rather silly comedy deal with strong themes of the
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a( ter portrayed by Leon Askin in have said that producer Ivan
and CuStomers For a Happy
C ti: e current feature, and in the Foxwell and director Michael
,,,
and Joyous New Year
Flogan's Heroes" television series Anderson show an honest ap-
proach
to
an
unpleasant
problem
which the fine actor is con-
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mned to appear perpetually as of today, an approach which puts
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film-makers
of
Westerns,
New Year Greetings
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(Krimis (criminal who-done-its)
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Best Wishes for a Joyous Holiday Season
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in the First World War flying
Happy Holiday
m elee can be compared in char-
ac ter with the ambitious, sehem-
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fighter portrayed by Kirk
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sel ling novel by Adam Hall, with
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