The Red Terror (film)
|The Red Terror|
|Directed by||Karl Ritter|
|Produced by||Karl Ritter|
|Edited by||Conrad von Molo|
|Distributed by||Deutsche Filmvertriebs|
|14 August 1942|
The Red Terror (German: GPU) is a 1942 Nazi propaganda film directed by Karl Ritter.
Released after the breakdown of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, it is noteworthy for its depiction of Communists.
Olga Feodorovna, a Baltic German, saw her family massacred by the GPU. She joins it in order to track down the murderers. After avenging the deaths, she commits suicide.
- Laura Solari as Olga Feodorowna
- Will Quadflieg as Peter Aßmuss
- Marina von Ditmar as Irina
- Andrews Engelmann as Nikolai Bokscha
- Karl Haubenreißer as Jakob Frunse
- Hans Stiebner as inquiry judge
- Maria Bard as head of women's league
- Helene von Schmithberg as Tante (Aunt) Ljuba
- Albert Lippert as hotel director in Kovno (Kaunas)
- Lale Andersen as singer in bar in Göteborg
- Wladimir Majer as GPU chief
- Nico Turoff as Frunse's assistant
- Theo Shall as saboteur with Bokscha
- Horst Winter as singer: 1st variation on "Limehouse Blues"
- Ivo Veit as Soviet diplomat in Helsinki
- Freddie Brocksieper with his jazz combo
- Gösta Richter
- ^ "Nazi anti-Soviet propaganda film - Collections Search - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum". collections.ushmm.org. Retrieved 2022-09-06.
- ^ "New York Times: G.P.U. (1942)". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-11-04. Retrieved 2010-10-30.
- ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema pp 44–45 ISBN 978-0-02-570230-1
- The Red Terror at IMDb
- The Red Terror is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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