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Black Fox: The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler Details

  • Release Date: Apr 29, 1963
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 29 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Cast:Marlene Dietrich.


Despite its Disneyesque title, is actually a documentary of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Authentic scenes of Adolf Hitler and the war and atrocities that he fomented are framed by a curious literary device. Hitler's ascension is compared to that of Reynard the Fox, a medieval folk-fable "trickster". While this device could have been pretentious--or, at the very worst, precious--the film works quite well. The newsreel footage seen in is relatively familiar, but the treatment sheds new light on an old story. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:April 29, 1963


Ezra Laderman
Composer (Music Score)
Don Devlin
Associate Producer
Jack le Vien
Executive Producer
Ezra Laderman