Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil

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Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil is a 1985 American made-for-television war drama film about two German brothers, Helmut and Karl Hoffmann, and the paths they take during the Nazi regime. The movie was directed by Jim Goddard and starred John Shea, Bill... read more

Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil is a 1985 American made-for-television war drama film about two German brothers, Helmut and Karl Hoffmann, and the paths they take during the Nazi regime. The movie was directed by Jim Goddard and starred John Shea, Bill Nighy, Tony Randall, David Warner and John Woodnutt. The film shows Karl, who was originally enthusiastic about the Nazi Party, becoming disillusioned and Helmut, who was at first wary of the Nazi Party, joining the Schutzstaffel (SS) and later being an accomplice to war crimes.

Original Release

02/17/1985

Cast

John Shea Karl Hoffmann
Bill Nighy Helmut Hoffmann
Lucy Gutteridge Mitzi Templer
David Warner Reinhard Heydrich
Warren Clarke Becker (SS assistant to Dietrich)
Michael Elphick Ernst Röhm
Stratford Johns Uncle Walter
Robert Urquhart Albrecht Hoffman
Jose Ferrer Prof. Ludwig Rosenberg
Carroll Baker Gerda Hoffman
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jim Goddard

Writers

Lukas Heller

Cast

John Shea Karl Hoffmann
Bill Nighy Helmut Hoffmann
Lucy Gutteridge Mitzi Templer
David Warner Reinhard Heydrich
Warren Clarke Becker (SS assistant to Dietrich)
Michael Elphick Ernst Röhm
Stratford Johns Uncle Walter
Robert Urquhart Albrecht Hoffman
Jose Ferrer Prof. Ludwig Rosenberg
Carroll Baker Gerda Hoffman
Tony Randall Putzi (The Comedian)
John Normington Heinrich Himmler
Derek Newark Theodor Eicke
Paul Brooke Gen. Josef Biegler, SA
Colin Jeavons Adolf Hitler
John Dicks Lutze
Ivor Roberts Rudolf Longner (union secretary)
Prentis Hancock Karl Tessler
Struan Rodger Theo Schmidt
Robert MacLeod Hans Meisner (restaurant owner)

Producers

Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Aida Young Producer

Editors

John Shirley

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