Operation Eichmann

Operation Eichmann

Werner Klemperer
Director: R. G. Springsteen Cast: Werner Klemperer
Werner Klemperer
, Ruta Lee
Ruta Lee
, Donald Buka
Donald Buka
R. G. Springsteen


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Released about five weeks before the Adolf Eichmann trial began in Jerusalem on April 11, 1961, this docudrama by director R.G. Springsteen was quickly dashed together to take advantage of the trial, and it shows. Overplaying Eichmann's venality and lacking any depth in characterization, the story unfolds in several large segments. Eichmann (played by Werner Klemperer), as head of Dept. IV, B4 or "Jewish affairs/evacuation affairs, personally ordered, or watched, or supervised the extermination of Jews in Germany and the nations under its occupying forces. These years are shown in the first part of the film; the second half deals with Eichmann's escape from an American POW camp, his four years under cover in Germany, aided by an association of Nazi SS members (ODESSA), his escape in 1950 to Argentina through Italy, and his capture on May 11, 1960.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/11/2012
UPC: 0883316679258
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 22,835

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Werner Klemperer Adolf Eichmann
Ruta Lee Anna Kemp
Donald Buka David
Barbara Turner Sara
John Banner Rudolf Hoess
Hanna Landy Frau Hess
Lester Fletcher Kurt Hessner
Steve Gravers Jacob
Jimmy Baird David as a Boy
Norbert Schiller Uri Goldmann
Oscar Beregi Kuwait Chief of Police
Theo Marcuse Felsner
Otto Reichow Rostich
Robert Christopher Ben Pilot
Eric Braeden Klaus
Robert Harris Actor
Luis Van Rooten Heinrich Himmler
Austin Green Actor
Rodolfo Hoyos Actor

Technical Credits
R. G. Springsteen Director
Alex Alexander Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
Sam Bischoff Producer
Lewis Copley Screenwriter
David Diamond Producer
Charles Duncan Special Effects
Rudi Feld Art Director
Gustav Heimo Songwriter
Cantor Sholom Katz Songwriter
Roy Livingston Editor
Anthony Lloyd Makeup
June Starr Score Composer
Franz Steininger Songwriter

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