Hitler: The Last Ten Days
|Hitler: The Last Ten Days|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ennio De Concini|
|Produced by||Wolfgang Reinhardt|
Ennio De Concini
Maria Pia Fusco
|Music by||Mischa Spoliansky|
|Edited by||Kevin Connor|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Box office||$2,250,000 (US/Canada rentals)|
Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a 1973 British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide. The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward, and features an introduction presented by Alistair Cooke; the original music score was composed by Mischa Spoliansky. The film is based on the book Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account (first translated in English in 1973) by Gerhard Boldt, an officer in the German Army who survived the Führerbunker. Location shooting for the film included the De Laurentiis Studios in Rome and parts of England.
The film opens with Hitler's 56th birthday, on 20 April 1945, and ends 10 days later with his suicide, on 30 April.
- Alec Guinness - Adolf Hitler
- Simon Ward - Capt. Hoffman
- Adolfo Celi - General Hans Krebs
- Diane Cilento - Hanna Reitsch
- Gabriele Ferzetti - Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
- Eric Porter - Gen. von Greim
- Doris Kunstmann - Eva Braun
- Joss Ackland - General Wilhelm Burgdorf
- John Bennett - Joseph Goebbels
- John Barron - Dr. Stumpfegger
- Barbara Jefford - Magda Goebbels
- Valerie Gray - Helga Goebbels
- Angela Pleasence - Traudl Junge
- Sheila Gish - Frau Christian
- Julian Glover - Gruppenführer Hermann Fegelein
- Michael Goodliffe - General Helmut Weidling
- Mark Kingston - Martin Bormann
- Timothy West - Professor Karl Gebhardt
- Andrew Sachs - Walter Wagner
- Philip Stone - General Alfred Jodl
A DVD of this film was released on 3 June 2008. The Blu-ray was released in September 2015.
- "HITLER - THE LAST 10 DAYS (A)". British Board of Film Classification. 1973-04-16. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
- "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p 19
- Boldt, Gerhard & Bance, Sandra (Translator) (1973). Hitler's last days: An eye-witness account (Hardcover, First Translated ed.). Arthur Baker. ISBN 978-0213164294.
- Hitler: The Last Ten Days (DVD ed.). June 3, 2008.
- "Hitler: The Last Ten Days Blu-ray".