Hangmen Also Die Movie Review 1942

Information and Film Reviews for Hangmen Also Die the Movie

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Lang's anti-Nazi propaganda film was inspirated by the actual May, 1942 assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Franz Svoboda (Donlevy) is the member of the Czech resistance who assassinates Heydrich. The Nazis seek revenge and begin rounding up and executing Czech citizens, aided by the traitorous Emil (Lockhart). Franz wants to give himself up to prevent further slaughter but is persuaded to turn the tables on Emil and make him appear to be the assassin. Bertolt Brecht had a hand in the original screenplay but did not receive screen credit and later said most of his work was cut out.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 134 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Nazis & Other Paramilitary Slugs, Assassination, The Resistance, Propaganda
Screenplay
John Wexley
Cast
Brian Donlevy, Gene Lockhart, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Dennis O'Keefe, Alexander Granach, Jonathan Hale, Margaret Wycherly, Hans von Twardowski
Cinematography
James Wong Howe
Director
Fritz Lang
Music
Hanns Eisler
Producer
Fritz Lang, United Artists

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