After Mein Kampf-?

The Story of Adolph Hitler

1940

Norman Lee
Director
(UK version)
Alexandre Ryder
Director
(French version)
Associated British Picture Corp.
Production Company

Docu-drama/propaganda film showing the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. Originally produced in France, then acquired by a British studio and re-edited. The film was then licenced to the US studio Crystal Pictures and trimmed. A bit "shouty" and cartoonish by today's standards, but it served its purpose and is historically accurate.

The fact that the US Production Code Authority took exception to the "unsympathetic portrayals" of Nazi officials, and the fact that anti-Semitic references were removed from prints by certain states, sadly shows how far America had its head buried in the sand in the years immediately leading up to World War Two.

Note: The existing US print runs only 43 minutes, and certain actors known to be in the British version (Robert Beatty, Henry Oscar and Herbert Lom) are not present.

-Dave W.


Après "Mein Kampf",mes crimes
13th March 1940
Cinema

Not Rated




Mein Kampf-My Crimes
17th May 1940
Cinema



75 mins
1.37:1

After Mein Kampf-?
13th September 1940
Cinema

Not Rated

70 mins
1.37:1



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Peter Ustinov
Marinus van der Lubbe
(uncredited)
Jacques Henley
General Kurt von Schleicher
(uncredited)
Sandra Milowanoff
Mme. Schleicher
(uncredited)
John Warwick
SS Man with Röhm
(uncredited)
George Woodbridge
Captain Ernst Röhm
(uncredited)
Hay Petrie
Chancellor Engelbert Dolfuss
(uncredited)
Unknown
Vice-Chancellor Emil Fey
Unknown
Austrian Putsch Leader
Derek Blomfield
Hermann, the Hitler Youth
(uncredited)
Unknown
Hermann's Mother

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