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The Devil Makes Three

Postwar Germany provides the background for an interesting chase thriller. Snow-covered Munich, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden and Hitler's bombed-out Adlerhorst are the plot settings.

Postwar Germany provides the background for an interesting chase thriller. Snow-covered Munich, Salzburg, Berchtesgaden and Hitler’s bombed-out Adlerhorst are the plot settings.

Lawrence Bachmann’s story, Autobahn, supplies the basis for the script. Story deals with an underground movement to revive the Nazi Party and how Counter-Intelligence, with the aid of Gene Kelly’s Air Force captain, and Pier Angeli’s German B-girl, put down the aspirations of one would-be fuehrer.

The chase thrills and suspense moments come across expertly under Andrew Marton’s direction, but he is inclined to pace the film a bit too slowly in other spots. One of the top thriller sequences is the motorcycle race on a frozen lake, during which the villain is revealed.

The Devil Makes Three

  • Production: M-G-M. Director Andrew Marton; Producer Richard Goldstone; Screenplay Jerry Davis; Camera Vaclav Vich; Editor Ben Lewis; Music Rudolph G. Kopp (dir.)
  • Crew: (B&W) Extract of a review from 1952. Running time: 89 MIN.
  • With: Gene Kelly Pier Angeli Richard Rober Richard Egan Claus Clausen Wilfried Seyferth
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