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3.0 out of 5 stars questionable issue, 22 Jan 2013
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Another Hollywood contribution to the war effort. When this film went into production in 1942 the Germans were running riot in Europe. I've always enjoyed movies made during the war years, and with Edward Dmytryk in the director's seat I was expecting something watchable and I wasn't disappointed. Forget post-war movies on the Nazi plague and concentrate on what people felt when Nazism was still destroying Europe. Only when the threat was still there could people really appreciate what they were being offered on the screen. The title refers to Hitler's concept of making mothers for Germany - a misconception of conception. Women either produced or were sterilised. It clearly passed the American censors since the sexual aspect was non-existent. Kent Smith as the American professor tells the story in retrospect. Tim Holt as the Hitler youth who metamorphoses into the Gestapo lieutenant does a fine job in his dilemma between romance and idealism, while Bonita Granville, while not over-grimacing like Jeanette McDonald, is adequate as his love interest. Kent Smith is too close to his students to be plausible, while Otto Kruger is too bland to be a Gestapo colonel. Hans Conried as the Nazi education minister over-ranted in Hitler style and thus became a caricature. The only really convincing Germans were the man who organised the Hitler Youth and the officer (played by Peter Van Eyck) who interrupts the anthem sequence. My one criticism of this DVD is that the wide screen makes the actors inordinately fat and would suggest that Nazis never suffered from food deprivation.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hitler's Children, 21 Jan 2013
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Ididnt expect this to be solely in German. Bought it a s a gift so disappointed.
Advertisd as Hitler's Children not Los Hijos etc.
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1.0 out of 5 stars dated, 13 May 2010
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Too dated but typical of the times, not much about the Hitler youth more about the actors and directors idea of how it may of been.
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