It's a shame this film took so long to make DVD release---it's an ambitious piece of filmmaking. Sadly, the premise of a neo-Nazi resurgence in postwar Germany had been pretty well worked over by 1952, when the film was released. Still, it's got a lot going for it; Gene Kelly gives a respectable dramatic performance, as does beautiful newcomer Pier Angeli. The Bavarian and Austrian locations, along with the winter weather, lend the film an undeniable authenticity(which almost overcomes some of the plot's sketchier elements). The climax of a mountainous chase between a ringleader (played by German actor Claus Clausen) and US/German military police was in fact filmed in the ruins of Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden. Director Andrew Marton made an impressive, entertaining job of this film---recommended.