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Hangmen Also Die (23-Mar-1943)

Director: Fritz Lang

Writers: Bertolt Brecht; Fritz Lang; John Wexley

Music by: Hanns Eisler

Producer: Fritz Lang

Keywords: Drama, WWII, Nazis, Assassination

Nazi "Protector" Reinhard Heydrich is assassinated in occupied Czechoslovakia; the assassin flees and is pursued by the Germans, escaping with the help of a university professor's daughter. He shelters at their home, but after the professor is arrested and executions of townspeople begin, her loyalties divide between saving her father and the resistance to the occupation.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Walter Brennan
Actor
25-Jul-1894 21-Sep-1974 Three Oscars for Best Supporting Actor
Brian Donlevy
Actor
9-Feb-1901 5-Apr-1972 The Great McGinty
Alexander Granach
Actor
18-Apr-1893 14-Mar-1945 Nosferatu
Jonathan Hale
Actor
21-Mar-1891 28-Feb-1966 J. C. Dithers
Anna Lee
Actor
2-Jan-1913 14-May-2004 Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
Gene Lockhart
Actor
18-Jul-1891 31-Mar-1957 Algiers
Dennis O'Keefe
Actor
29-Mar-1908 31-Aug-1968 Brewster's Millions
Lionel Stander
Actor
11-Jan-1908 30-Nov-1994 Chauffer Max on Hart to Hart
Margaret Wycherly
Actor
26-Oct-1881 6-Jun-1956 Sergeant York

CAST

Brian Donlevy   ...   Dr. Franticek Svoboda
Walter Brennan   ...   Stephen Novotny, Professor of History
Anna Lee   ...   Masha Novotny
with
Gene Lockhart   ...   The Beerbrewer Emil Czaka
Dennis O'Keefe   ...   Jan Horak
Alexander Granach   ...   Gestapo Insp. Alois Gruber
Margaret Wycherly   ...   Ludmilla Novotny
Tonio Selwart   ...   Chief of Gestapo Kurt Haas
Jonathan Hale   ...   Dedic
H. H. von Twardowski   ...   Reinhard Heydrich
Nana Bryant   ...   Mrs. Novotny
Billy Roy   ...   Beda Novotny
Reinhold Schuenzel   ...   Gestapo Insp. Ritter
Louis Donath   ...   Schirmer
Arno Frey   ...   Camp Lieutenant
Sarah Padden   ...   Mrs. Dvorak
Byron Foulger   ...   Bartos
Edmund MacDonald   ...   Dr. Pillar
Lionel Stander   ...   The Taxi Driver
Lester Sharpe   ...   Rudy
Arthur Loft   ...   Gen. Votruba
George Irving   ...   Neeval
James Bush   ...   Pescacek

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