Hangmen Also Die!

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We are in German-occupied Czechoslovakia. Surgeon Franticek Svoboda (Brian Donlevy, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek), a Czech patriot, succeeds in assassinating the (real-life) "Hangman of Europe," the high-ranking Nazi and key Holocaust architect Reinhard... read more
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We are in German-occupied Czechoslovakia. Surgeon Franticek Svoboda (Brian Donlevy, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek), a Czech patriot, succeeds in assassinating the (real-life) "Hangman of Europe," the high-ranking Nazi and key Holocaust architect Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski). But Svoboda's getaway car is discovered and therefore his planned safe house must reject him. When a woman he doesn't know, Mascha (Anna Lee, future General Hospital matriarch Lila Quartermaine), deliberately misdirects German soldiers close to finding him, he seeks her home as a refuge.

Original Release

04/15/1943

US Release

04/15/1943

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Cast

Brian Donlevy Karel Vanek / Dr. Franticek Svoboda
Walter Brennan Prof. Stephen Novotny
Dennis O'Keefe Jan Horak
Lionel Stander Banya
Gene Lockhart Emil Czaka
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski Reinhard Heydrich
Nana Bryant Mrs. Hellie Novotny
Margaret Wycherly Ludmilla Novotny
Tonio Selwart Chief of Gestapo Kurt Haas
Alexander Granach Gestapo Insp. Alois Gruber
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Fritz Lang

Writers

Fritz Lang, Bertolt Brecht, John Wexley

Cast

Brian Donlevy Karel Vanek / Dr. Franticek Svoboda
Walter Brennan Prof. Stephen Novotny
Dennis O'Keefe Jan Horak
Lionel Stander Banya
Gene Lockhart Emil Czaka
Hans Heinrich von Twardowski Reinhard Heydrich
Nana Bryant Mrs. Hellie Novotny
Margaret Wycherly Ludmilla Novotny
Tonio Selwart Chief of Gestapo Kurt Haas
Alexander Granach Gestapo Insp. Alois Gruber
Reinhold Schünzel Gestapo Insp. Ritter
Ludwig Donath Schirmer
Arno Frey Camp Lt. Itnut / Camp Lieutenant Itnut
Sarah Padden Mrs. Georgia Dvorak
Jonathan Hale Dedic
Chester Conklin Cook
Claire McDowell Counterwoman
William Roy Beda Novotny / Boda Novotny
Edmund MacDonald Dr. Pillar
Byron Foulger Bartos

Producers

Editors

Gene Fowler Jr.

1944 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1944 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
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