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Inventory of the Paramount Pictures Corporation photographs
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Description
Materials used in preparation of motion pictures released in 1944, the first titled Hitler's Gang, depicting the Nazi rise to power in Germany, scenes of party rallies, parades, SS troops, and Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders at various stages of their careers; and the second, titled The Story of Dr. Wassell, depicting scenes from southeast Asia during World War II.
Background
Hitler's Gang was written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and directed by John Farrow for Paramount Pictures. Released in 1944, the film stars Robert Watson as Adolf Hitler, and depicts the Nazi rise to power in Germany, with scenes of party rallies, parades, SS troops, and Adolf Hitler and other Nazi leaders at various stages of their careers. As The New York Times noted in a review on May 8, 1944, "There is little point in considering The Hitler Gang as entertainment in the accepted cinema sense. As the most complete pictorial documentation we have to date on the birth and growth of Nazism, it has a place unique, resisting comparison or qualitative judgment. Those of us, and that is practically all-embracing, who would profit by seeing, close up, the genesis and spread of an ideological virus, would do well to see The Hitler Gang."
Extent
8 manuscript boxes (3.3 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.