Ohm Krüger

Uncle Krüger
Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz.wikipedia
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Hans Steinhoff

Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz.
His most notable films were perhaps Hitlerjunge Quex (1933), an influential propaganda film for the Hitler Youth, and Ohm Krüger (1940), for which he won the Mussolini Cup at the 1941 Venice Film Festival.

Werner Hinz

Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz. Krüger's son Jan (Werner Hinz), who has pro-British sentiments due to his Oxford education, visits a concentration camp to find his wife, Petra (Gisela Uhlen).
Ohm Krüger (1941) - Jan Krüger

Lucie Höflich

Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz.
Among the films she acted in were Maria Magdalene in 1929, Die Straße in 1923, Tartüff in 1925, the 1936 The Abduction of the Sabine Women, the Nazi Propaganda Film Ohm Krüger in 1941, with her last being the 1956 The Story of Anastasia.

Emil Jannings

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Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz. The film opens with a dying Paul Krüger (Emil Jannings) speaking about his life to his nurse in a Geneva hotel.
During the Third Reich, he starred in several films which were intended to promote Nazism, particularly the Führerprinzip by presenting unyielding historical characters, such as Der alte und der junge König (The Old and the Young King 1934), Der Herrscher (The Ruler 1937) directed by Veit Harlan, Robert Koch (1939), Ohm Krüger (Uncle Kruger, 1941) and Die Entlassung (Bismarck's Dismissal, 1942).

Ferdinand Marian

Cecil Rhodes (Ferdinand Marian) has a great desire to acquire land in the region of the Boers for its gold deposits.
Marian also appeared in the 1941 propaganda movie Ohm Krüger, playing Cecil Rhodes side by side with Emil Jannings and Gustaf Gründgens, who both had rejected the role of Jud Süß the year before.

Gustaf Gründgens

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He sends Dr Jameson (Karl Haubenreißer) there to provoke border disturbances, and secures support from Joseph Chamberlain (Gustaf Gründgens).
In 1941, Gründgens starred in the propaganda film Ohm Krüger and also in Friedemann Bach, a film he also produced.

Gisela Uhlen

Krüger's son Jan (Werner Hinz), who has pro-British sentiments due to his Oxford education, visits a concentration camp to find his wife, Petra (Gisela Uhlen).

Hedwig Wangel

When Chamberlain seeks the support of Queen Victoria (Hedwig Wangel) and her son Edward, Prince of Wales (Alfred Bernau), she initially refuses but changes her mind when informed of the gold in the region.
Uncle Kruger (1941)

Carl Peters (film)

Carl Peters1941 film of the same name
Its somewhat crude attack on Britain is typical of later films, such as Carl Peters, after Hitler came to the conclusion that no separate peace with Britain was possible.
This film reflected part of the anger at the terms of the imposed 1919 peace treaties: all German colonies had been lost at the end of World War I. Its somewhat crude attack on Britain is typical of later films, such as Ohm Krüger, after Hitler came to the conclusion that no separate peace with Britain was possible, although the British colonial administrators are depicted as more intelligent than those of Germany, who suppress Peters.

Paul Kruger

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The film depicts the life of the South African politician Paul Kruger and his eventual defeat by the British during the Boer War. The film opens with a dying Paul Krüger (Emil Jannings) speaking about his life to his nurse in a Geneva hotel.
During the Second World War Kruger's life story and image were appropriated by propagandists in Nazi Germany, who produced the biographical film Ohm Krüger ("Uncle Krüger", 1941) to attack the British, with Emil Jannings in the title role.

Cecil Rhodes

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Cecil Rhodes (Ferdinand Marian) has a great desire to acquire land in the region of the Boers for its gold deposits.
Rhodes was played by Ferdinand Marian in the Nazi 1941 propaganda movie Ohm Krüger, where he – like all other British characters in the film – was presented as an outright villain.

Joseph Chamberlain

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He sends Dr Jameson (Karl Haubenreißer) there to provoke border disturbances, and secures support from Joseph Chamberlain (Gustaf Gründgens).
Gustaf Gründgens portrayed him in Ohm Kruger

The Fox of Glenarvon

Der Fuchs von Glenarvon
Some of these productions, such as Der Fuchs von Glenarvon (1940) and Mein Leben für Irland (1941), represented British relations with Ireland.
It does not, however, operate on such crude anti-British stereotypes as such later films as Ohm Krüger and Carl Peters, which were filmed after Hitler gave up hope of making peace with Britain.

My Life for Ireland

Mein Leben für Irland
Some of these productions, such as Der Fuchs von Glenarvon (1940) and Mein Leben für Irland (1941), represented British relations with Ireland.
It lacks, however, the cruder propaganda of later films, such as Carl Peters and Ohm Krüger, when Hitler had given up hope of making peace with Great Britain.

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Ohm Krüger (1941)

Biographical film

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Ohm Krüger (English: Uncle Krüger) is a 1941 German biographical film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Emil Jannings, Lucie Höflich and Werner Hinz.

Nazi Germany

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It was one of a series of propaganda films produced in Nazi Germany attacking the British.

Second Boer War

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The film depicts the life of the South African politician Paul Kruger and his eventual defeat by the British during the Boer War.

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The film opens with a dying Paul Krüger (Emil Jannings) speaking about his life to his nurse in a Geneva hotel.

Flashback (narrative)

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The rest of the film is told in flashback.

Boer

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Cecil Rhodes (Ferdinand Marian) has a great desire to acquire land in the region of the Boers for its gold deposits.

Queen Victoria

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When Chamberlain seeks the support of Queen Victoria (Hedwig Wangel) and her son Edward, Prince of Wales (Alfred Bernau), she initially refuses but changes her mind when informed of the gold in the region.

Edward VII

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When Chamberlain seeks the support of Queen Victoria (Hedwig Wangel) and her son Edward, Prince of Wales (Alfred Bernau), she initially refuses but changes her mind when informed of the gold in the region.

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener

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Initially, the Boers are on the ascendancy, leading Britain to appoint Lord Kitchener (Franz Schafheitlin) as Supreme Commander of the armed forces.