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The working title of this film was Hitler's Valet. The film's written foreword reads as follows: "Once upon a time there were three heels-- But don't get us wrong, folks, this is not a fairy story because it begins and ends in-- HELL." The viewed print was a reissue titled The Devil with Hitler, which combined The Devil with Hitler with another Hal Roach production titled That Nazty Nuisance (see below). The onscreen writing credits from the viewed print attribute the screenplay to Earle Snell and Clarence Marks, who actually only wrote That Nazty Nuisance. The synopsis for The Devil with Hitler is based on both the viewed print and the cutting continuity in copyright records. The Devil with Hitler was one of Hal Roach's "streamlined features," a series of short comedies intended to fill the second half of a double bill. The first streamlined feature was the 1941 film Tanks a Million (see below).