The Devil's General

Synopsis: 1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However his outspoken critical attitude at social occasions awakes hopes from opposition and suspicion from the Nazi party. He suddenly finds himself approached and arrested by the Gestapo, who psychologically torture him. Next his position is threatened by technical aircraft trouble he'll be blamed for but may result from sabotage.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Helmut Käutner
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
117 min

A good introduction for a book of poetry:

We're all little fatter...

...but we remain the same.

What cable is that in the window?

- What cable is that?

- Why ask me?

The cable goes there.

Ah, it's the radio antenna.

Of course it is the radio antenna.

No radio without an antenna.

We must get the air-raid warnings, General.

Now I'm nervous too.

00 already, they're late.

Ah!, there is the enemy! Where are the "reds"?

I must call my children to see if they've left.

Tell your hero son-in-law to hurry...

...or we'll eat everything.


Oh, Daddy, yes.

Yes, we're coming.

Yeah, okay.

We have to hurry up.

Hurry up...

We really have to go?

Of course. Harras always throws great parties.

But we will not stay long, right?

You know, Anne...

...the worst part of being away from home.

Being away from you...the children.

You get used to war, but the time ...

It will not be forever. It has to end.

What counts is now.

Yes, now. And we know why.

Let's go, Harras is waiting.

Oh, look at this. I will have to fix it tomorrow.

- Ptzchen, are you ready?

- Five more minutes.

What's with her engagement anyway?

So, why so quiet?

I'm still not fully here.

Last night I was over London and now ...

It all happened so fast.

Do not think about it anymore.

Keep it with your memories and rejoice.

You're in Berlin tonight and going to Otto's.

Look, no straps.

What are you going to do with

your time off? Any plans?

I wanted to spend the holidays in

the countryside somewhere, in the mountains.

I thought we could ...

You're talking about Garmisch? There's nothing there.

Just the hospital.

Nothing but funerals.

No, you can only really live in Berlin.

Help me out here!

With Baron Pflungk?

Why, Hartmann!

Baron Pflungk is a small fish in the Ministry.

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George Hurdalek

George Hurdalek (6 February 1908 – 15 June 1980) was a German screenwriter. He wrote for 41 films between 1934 and 1975. He was born in Görlitz, Germany and died in Munich, Germany. more…

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