The Plot to Assassinate Hitler

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The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (German: Der 20. Juli) is a German feature film produced by CCC Film on the failed 20 July 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Falk Harnack directed and co-wrote the 1955 film's script with Günther Weisenborn. read more

The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (German: Der 20. Juli) is a German feature film produced by CCC Film on the failed 20 July 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Falk Harnack directed and co-wrote the 1955 film's script with Günther Weisenborn. Wolfgang Preiss won the German Federal Film Award for his role as the rebel army officer, Claus von Stauffenberg. The film has a realism that comes close to the style of a documentary. Release of the film amounted to a race competition against G. W. Pabst's film, Es geschah am 20. Juli, (English title, Jackboot Mutiny), released in the same year, dealing with the same subject.

Original Release

06/21/1955

Cast

Wolfgang Preiss Oberst Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Annemarie Düringer Hildegard Klee
Robert Freitag Hauptmann Lindner
Fritz Tillmann General Henning von Tresckow
Werner Hinz Generaloberst Ludwig Beck
Paul Esser Generalfeldmarschall Erwin von Witzleben
Wolfgang Büttner General der Infanterie Friedrich Olbricht
Hans Zesch-Ballot Generalleutnant Erich Hoepner
Herbert Wilk Oberst Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim
Heinz Giese Oberleutnant - Ordonnanz bei von Tresckow
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Falk Harnack

Writers

Werner Jörg Lüddecke, Günther Weisenborn, Falk Harnack

Cast

Wolfgang Preiss Oberst Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg
Annemarie Düringer Hildegard Klee
Robert Freitag Hauptmann Lindner
Fritz Tillmann General Henning von Tresckow
Werner Hinz Generaloberst Ludwig Beck
Paul Esser Generalfeldmarschall Erwin von Witzleben
Wolfgang Büttner General der Infanterie Friedrich Olbricht
Hans Zesch-Ballot Generalleutnant Erich Hoepner
Herbert Wilk Oberst Albrecht Ritter Mertz von Quirnheim
Heinz Giese Oberleutnant - Ordonnanz bei von Tresckow
Paul Bildt Oberbürgermeister a.D. Dr. Carl Friedrich Goerdeler
Maximilian Schell Mitglied des Kreisauer Kreises
Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur Feldmarschall, Oberbefehlshaber einer Heeresgruppe
Siegfried Schürenberg Generaloberst Friedrich Fromm
Werner Peters Oberstleutnant H.
Claus Holm Oberleutnant
Peter Mosbacher Major Otto Ernst Remer
Herbert Stass Willy
Ernst Schröder SS-Obergruppenführer Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Arno Paulsen Luftschutzwart Nessel

Producers

Editors

Kurt Zeunert

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