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The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)

A Film from the Artur Brauner Collection at Our Library

Scene from the movie The Plot to Assassinate Hitler
CCC Filmkunst

This feature film, styled to resemble a documentary, charts the preparations for and the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler on 20 July 1944. After the war, a secretary for the Wehrmacht who also worked for the resistance and a captain who only joined the resistance in the days before the attempted assassination recall their experiences.

Where

W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Library
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin Postal address: Lindenstraße 9-14, 10969 Berlin

Artur Brauner hired Falk Harnack, who had fought as a Wehrmacht deserter with the partisans in Greece, to direct the film. While the film Jackboot Mutiny by Georg W. Pabst, released the same year, focuses on the attack's sequence of events, the CCC production also portrays the wider resistance community. It was received with controversy by the German public.

With Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.

Reference

2 x 20. Juli. Die Doppelverfilmung von 1955 (20 July × 2: The Double Filming of 1955). Frankfurt am Main: Deutsches Filminstitut, 2004.

Der 20. Juli

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Falk Harnack (1913–1991)

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Jackboot Mutiny (1955)

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Georg Wilhelm Pabst (1885–1967)

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Artur Brauner Collection

The media library of our Library presents selected work by one of the most successful film producers in German post-war history.

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Filmplakat »Eine Liebe in Deutschland«

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Filmstill »Zu Freiwild verdammt«

Ruth (1984)

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Filmstill »Zeugin aus der Hölle«

Witness out of Hell (1967)

Starring Irene Papas, Heinz Drache, and Daniel Gélin. Directed by Živorad Mitrović

Filmstill »Von Hölle zu Hölle«

From Hell to Hell (1997)

Starring Anja Kling. Directed by Dmitri Astrachan.

Filmplakat von

Morituri (1948)

Starring Walter Richter, Lotte Koch, and Klaus Kinski. Directed by Eugen York.

Filmstill »Mensch und Bestie«

Man and Beast (1963)

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Filmstill »Liebling der Götter«

Sweetheart of the Gods (1960)

Starring Ruth Leuwerik, Peter van Eyck, and Harry Meyen. Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt.

Filmstill »Hitlerjunge Salomon«

Europa Europa (1990)

Starring Marco Hofschneider, Julie Delpy, and Hanns Zischler. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Filmstill »Hanussen«

Hanussen (1988)

Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. Directed by István Szabó.

Filmplakat »Eichmann und das Dritte Reich«

Murder by Signature (1961)

Written and directed by Erwin Leiser

Filmstill »Bittere Ernte«

Angry Harvest (1985)

Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl and Elisabeth Trissenaar. Directed by Agnieszka Holland.

Filmstill »Die weiße Rose«

The White Rose (1982)

Starring Lena Stolze, Ulrich Tukur, and Martin Benrath. Directed by Michael Verhoeven.

Filmstill »Die Spaziergängerin von Sans Souci«

The Passerby (1982)

With Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli, and Helmut Griem. Directed by Jacques Rouffio.

Filmstill »Der Rosengarten«

The Rose Garden (1989)

Starring Maximilian Schell and Liv Ullmann. Directed by Fons Rademakers.

Filmstill »Der Gehetzte«

Exiled/Izgoy (1991)

Starring Jossi Pollak. Directed by Vladimir Saveljev.

Filmstill »Der Garten der Finzi Contini«

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)

Starring Lino Capolicchio, Dominique Sanda and Helmut Berger. Directed by Vittorio De Sica

Filmstill »Der Daunenträger«

Warsaw: Year 5703 (1992)

Starring Hanna Schygulla, Lambert Wilson and Julie Delpy. Directed by Janusz Kijowski.

Filmstill »Der 20. Juli«

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (1955)

Starring Wolfgang Preiss, Annemarie Düringer, and Robert Freitag. Directed by Falk Harnack.

Filmsstill »Charlotte«

Charlotte (1980)

Starring Birgit Doll, Elisabeth Trissenaar and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Frans Weisz.

Filmplakat »Sie sind frei, Doktor Korczak«

You Are Free, Dr. Korczak (1974)

Starring Leo Genn. Directed by Aleksander Ford.