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Hitler's Madman (DVD) 1943 Patricia Morison, John Carradine and Alan Curtis

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Hitler's Madman 1943 DVD (Region 1 - Playable in North America - The US, Canada, Mexico, etc.) Black & White. 

Patricia Morison, John Carradine, Alan Curtis, Howard Freeman, Ralph Morgan and Edgar Kennedy. Written by: Emil Ludwig, Albrecht Joseph, Peretz Hirschbein, Melvin Levy, Doris Malloy, Bart Lytton, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Edgar G. Ulmer. Directed by Douglas Sirk.

Somewhat fictionalized account of the destruction of the village of Lidice in Czechoslovakia and the events leading up to it. In 1942, the Allies parachuted a Czech resistance fighter (Alan Curtis) into the area. He quickly reunites with his former girlfriend (Patricia Morrison) and many of the villagers who knew him from before the war. The Nazis are evil however and under the command of Reinhardt Heydrich (John Carradine) rule the country with an iron fist, arbitrarily arresting innocents and charging them with fictitious crimes. When Heydrich is severely wounded in a roadside attack - he dies three days later - Heinrich Himmler (Howard Freeman)  orders the destruction of Lidice. The men are herded into a churchyard where they sing defiantly as they are shot down, the village is set aflame and the women are sent to concentration camps. The town itself is leveled.