1972 · San Diego, CA
Alec Guinness plays here against type, imbuing his Adolf Hitler with an introverted solemnity. Set almost entirely inside Hitler's Berlin bunker, the film chronicles the dying days of the Third Reich as the Allied armies close in on Berlin. Guinness' Hitler is an enclosed depressive who sinks slowly into madness, depression, and ultimately suicide as his 1000-Year Reich collapses around him.
A co-production between Italy and the UK, made by Ennio De Concini, better known for his many exploitation films of the 1970s.
Blue titled wrappers, with a die-cut title window in the British style. Title page present, dated 10th July 1972, with credits for screenwriter-director De Concini, screenwriters Fusco and Reinhardt, and English adaptation writer Moffat. 128 leaves, roneograph, on eye-rest green stock. Pages about Fine, wrapper Near Fine bound internally with two silver brads. (Inventory #: 133021)