Hitler: The Last Ten Days

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Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ennio De Concini
Produced by Wolfgang Reinhardt
Written by Gerhardt Boldt
Ennio De Concini
Maria Pia Fusco
Ivan Moffat
Wolfgang Reinhardt
Starring Alec Guinness
Simon Ward
Adolfo Celi
Diane Cilento
Gabriele Ferzetti
Music by Mischa Spoliansky
Cinematography Ennio Guarnieri
Edited by Kevin Connor
Tomorrow Entertainment
West Film
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • 2 May 1973 (1973-05-02) (UK)
  • 9 May 1973 (1973-05-09) (US)
  • 31 August 1973 (1973-08-31) (Italy)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office $2,250,000 (US/Canada rentals)[2]

Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a 1973 British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide. The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward, and features an introduction presented by Alistair Cooke; the original music score was composed by Mischa Spoliansky. The film is based on the book Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account (first translated in English in 1973) by Gerhardt Boldt,[3] an officer in the German Army who survived the Führerbunker. Location shooting for the film included the De Laurentiis Studios in Rome and parts of England.


The film opens with Hitler's 56th birthday, on 20 April 1945, and ends 10 days later with his suicide, on 30 April.



A DVD of this film was released on 3 June 2008.[4]

See also


  1. "HITLER - THE LAST 10 DAYS (A)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 April 1973. Retrieved 21 May 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p 19
  3. Boldt, Gerhard & Bance, Sandra (Translator) (1973). Hitler's last days: An eye-witness account (Hardcover, First Translated ed.). Arthur Baker. ISBN 978-0213164294.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (DVD ed.). 3 June 2008.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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