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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.

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  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. KJ

    Karl John

    Ingenieur Karl Oderbruch

  5. HM

    Harry Meyen

    Leutnant Hartmann

  6. Bum Krüger

    Bum Krüger

    Hauptmann Lüttjohann

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Original Title Des Teufels General

Status Released

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 57m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 14, 1957



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