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Curt Jurgens stars as a courageous Luftwaffe officer. Jurgens loves the service, even though he barely tolerates the Hitler regime. Sickened by wartime Nazi atrocities, Jurgens renounces his government, and is imprisoned and tortured as a result. Once released, the general takes pity on a downtrodden Jewish family. This isolated act of kindness is a point in his favor when Jurgens stands before Satan himself for his final judgment. The Devil's General was based on an immensely successful postwar play by German author Carl Zuckmeyer.

  1. Helmut Käutner

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Gyula Trebitsch


  3. George Hurdalek


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  1. Curd Jürgens

    Curd Jürgens

    Gen. Harry Harras

  2. Marianne Koch

    Marianne Koch

    Dorothea 'Diddo' Geiss

  3. Viktor de Kowa

    Viktor de Kowa

    SS-Gruppenführer Schmidt-Lausitz

  4. Karl John

    Ingenieur Karl Oderbruch

  5. Harry Meyen

    Leutnant Hartmann

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The Devil's General
The Devil's General


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Original Title Des Teufels General

Status Released

Release Information

  • April 14, 1957


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue -

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