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

No, I have to find someone different.

Now see here, Ptzchen.

How can you, in these times ...

You understands nothing of this time, do you?

Look at Eilers. He's moving up!

He's become someone!

He knows how to fight!

Until there is peace.

You think Eilers fights because he wants to be someone?

It is a soldier and fights for Germany.

Captain, sometimes you are so adorable.

Ready now?

Friedrich, you are divine!

Quiet! The kids are finally asleep.

I can understand why girls buy

postcards with your photograph on it.

Are you coming?

Go on ahead.

- Quarreling?

- He's being very strange.

Let's go, son.

I'm picking up some friends and attending

the premiere of "Die Fledermaus" at the Metropol.

Close it!


Open! Now only Ms. Geiss.

- Only Ms. Geiss.

- Come with me.

Diddo! I have to give you a kiss!

Open! I mean, close!

- You were fantastic!

- That small role?

Well, you were large in it!

- Open! One more time!

- Not me.

We have to go to a party at Otto's for Gring.

- So long for now.

- Olivia, I beg you ...

Come on! All!

Someone is waiting for you.

- Now? But we have to ...

- I think it's important.


How are you!

Sorry but I had to come here.

I'll change quickly, okay?

There is a problem with Rosenfeld?

They let him out of Buchenwald.

Now he is at the police Hospital on Lehrter Street.

They broke him.

But at least he's alive!

They're sending him to Poland.

Berlin! We should take all our leaves here.

There he is! Let me tell you.

You do not know what you missed.

- Quickly, the taxi is waiting.

- First, I need a beer.

Hold on, young lady. No drinking yet!

Someone must make a toast first!

Francois, serve another.

No more nonsense, but from the heart,

drink the health of Friedrich Eilers...

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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