This end-of-the-war cautionary tale stars George Coulouris as von Beck, a zealous Nazi officer who, at the close of WW II, is ordered to infiltrate a small Belgian town, there to sow hatred and dissension among its citizens in preparation for the coming Fourth Reich, which will someday rise
from the ashes of the near-defeated Germany. Released towards the end of WW II, this was Hollywood's attempt to warn the world that the events leading to the war could easily be repeated. Though it did fairly well at the box office, the film was not nearly as successful as the same production
team's HITLER'S CHILDREN of the previous year, viewers perhaps tiring of screen portray...