Children, Mother, and the General (1955)

0 03/04/1955 (DE) WarDrama 1h 50m
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Laslo Benedek interrupted his thriving Hollywood career to return to Europe as director of the German Kinder, Mutter und ein General (Children, Mother and the General). The film is set in Berlin during the last days of WW II. Desperate for manpower, Hitler has ordered that all able-bodied teenaged boys --some as young as 15 -- be drafted into the army. Frau Asmussen (Hilde Krahl) is one of five mothers who learn to their horror that their boys have been slated to be cannon fodder on behalf of the Third Reich. Asmussen and the other mothers head directly to the front to plead with the German generals for the lives of their sons. Not directly an indictment of Germany's involvement in (or incitement of) the recent war, Kinder, Mutter und ein General stresses the futility and heartbreak of all wars everywhere.

  1. László Benedek

    Director, Writer

  2. Herbert Reinecker


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  1. Hilde Krahl

    Hilde Krahl

    Helene Asmussen

  2. Ewald Balser

    Ewald Balser


  3.  Therese Giehse

    Therese Giehse

    Elfriede Bergmann

  4. Ursula Herking

    Ursula Herking

    Dr. Behrens

  5. Alice Treff

    Alice Treff


  6. Bernhard Wicki

    Bernhard Wicki

    Hauptmann Dornberg

  7. Claus Biederstaedt

    Claus Biederstaedt


  8. Rudolf Fernau

    Rudolf Fernau


  9. Hans Christian Blech

    Hans Christian Blech

    Feldwebel mit den Orden

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Original Title Kinder, Mütter und ein General

Status Released

Original Language German

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