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Wort und Tat
Directed byFritz Hippler
Release date
  • 1938 (1938)
Running time
10 minutes
CountryNazi Germany

Wort und Tat (Words and Deeds) is a 10-minute-long Nazi propaganda film directed by Fritz Hippler, which was released in 1938.[1] The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum described the film as a "Propaganda film about the improved life of the German people under Hitler."[2] The film is known for the extensive use of montage to get its message across, in a style reminiscent of Sergei Eisensteins Oktober. It was ordered by Joseph Goebbels.[3]

The film begins with a montage of clips from the Weimar period, showing a series of clips of Labor and Communist rallies,[4] interspersed with scenes of scantily clad cabaret girls, and then shots of the posters of the different Weimar era political parties. this illustrates the "chaos" and "decadence" of the Weimar period. This sequence ends with former chancellor Heinrich Brüning making a speech against National Socialism.

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  1. ^ ans-Michael Bock; im Bergfelder (2009-09-01). The Concise Cinegraph: Encyclopaedia of German Cinema. Berghahn Books. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-85745-565-9. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Propaganda film about the improved life of the German people under Hitler". United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Retrieved April 6, 2020.
  3. ^ Schwamberger, Johannes (2014). Das Hörspiel: Geschichte einer Kunstform (in German). Diplomica Verlag. p. 37. ISBN 9783842895669.
  4. ^ "Cinema in the Occupied Territories". VK (in Russian). Retrieved 2020-04-06.
Preceded bynone Hippler Propaganda films Wort und Tat (1938) Succeeded byDer Westwall (1939)

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