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Hangmen Also Die Movie Review Summary

Actors: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart, Alexander Granach

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Produced, co-written and directed by german director Fritz Lang, HANGMEN ALSO DIE has been theatrically released in 1943.
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We are in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1942. The Nazi Reichsprotector, Reinhard Heydrich, called -The Hangman-, has just been assassinated by the local resistance. The Gestapo arrests 300 intellectuals among the civil population and threats to execute 10 of them every 24 hours as long as the responsible is not arrested. One of the prisoners is Professor Novotny, played by Walter Brennan, whose daughter Nasha has joined the resistance.

A masterpiece.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   deposing an evil leader    -   finding a spy/saboteur War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW II

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   perforation--bullets

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