Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil [DVD] [1985]

  • SKU: 27647448
  • Release Date: 03/31/2015
  • Rating: NR
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Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil
The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, his younger brother Karl (John Shea), a top athlete and idealist, becomes a chauffeur for the "S.A." (storm troopers). When the SS topples the SA from power, Karl ends up in Dachau. He is rescued through his brother's influence--if you can describe sending Karl to fight on the Russian Front a "rescue." As he watches the Third Reich deteriorate, Helmut at long last suffers pangs of conscience. As if the story of the rise of Nazism needed any further melodrama, Hitler's SS shoehorns in a romantic triangle involving Karl, Helmut, and beautiful nightclub-singer Lucy Gutteridge. The all-star supporting cast of Hitler's SS includes Carroll Baker as the Hoffman brothers' anguished mother; Tony Randall as an androgynous entertainer named Putzi (shades of Cabaret's Joel Grey); and David Warner, repeating his Holocaust role as SS head man Heydrich. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Shea
    John Shea - Karl
  • Bill Nighy
    Bill Nighy - Helmut
  • Tony Randall
    Tony Randall
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    Lucy Gutteridge
  • David Warner
    David Warner

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would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    I remember watching this movie in school..UGH

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    This was a film I saw in school and I remember it better then than watching it now. It has some stories of history that are passed over in other tellings of WWII but the one problem I had was the quality of the film on DVD. It was not clear and seemed to be a duplicate of a duplicate. The story is great but the production quality is what is lacking. If you want a good story buy it but if you are looking for a good story and great visuals Best Buy has other options that are better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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