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Operation Eichmann (1961)





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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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

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Werner Klemperer
as Adolf Eichmann
Ruta Lee
as Anna Kemp
John Banner
as Rudolf Hess
Hanna Landy
as Tessa Hess
Lester Fletcher
as Kurt Kessner
Jimmy Baird
as David as a Boy
Debbie Cannon
as Sara as a Girl
Jackie Russo
as Jacob as a Boy
Norbert Schiller
as Uri Goldmann
Luis Van Rooten
as Heinrich Himmler
Oscar Beregi
as Kuwait Chief of Police
Oscar Beregi Jr.
as Kuwait Chief of Police
Otto Reichow
as Rostich
Walter Linden
as Eichmann's Driver
Carla Lucerne
as Cafe Singer
Austin Green
as Jewish Prisoner
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