CINEMA'S EXILES: FROM HITLER TO HOLLYWOOD
Following Adolf Hitler's election as Chancellor, and the subsequent banning of Jews from the country's celebrated film industry, more than 800 film professionals escaped from Germany to Hollywood between 1933 and 1939. Among them are some of classic Hollywood's most famous names and celebrated artists: directors Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Fred Zinnemann and Henry Koster; actors Peter Lorre, Paul Henreid, Hedy Lamarr, Conrad Veidt and Felix Bressart; composers Franz Waxman, Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold; and cinematographer/director Rudolph Maté. Their many films now number among the greatest in American cinema. DIR/SCR/PROD Karen Thomas. U.S., 2009, color, 90 min. NOT RATED
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