- Acting of Lead Performers
- Acting of Supporting Cast
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Sorry, I just came in part way through Hotel Berlin. Peter Lorre should have received an Oscar. He was great in this film. Cant wait to see the whole movie.
- kevin sellers
Director Peter Godfrey and cinematographer Carl Guthrie, by keeping the action confined to the cavernous, dark, gloomy, eponymous hostelry, manage to capture the claustrophobic, dying feel of a corrupt society on its last, rotten legs. This is alas the only arresting aspect of this decent, if far from great, piece of Allied WW2 propaganda. Maybe if the script had been a trifle less dull (i.e. some black humor, a la "Casablanca," would have helped) and Godfrey's pacing a bit more rapid, and had they picked a leading man who could actually act instead of Helmut Dantine this film might have risen to possibly the level of "Escape" or even "Once Upon A Honeymoon." As it is it's a generous B minus, mostly for the seedy atmo. P.S. Lorre, who is so praised by the previous reviewers, kinds of hams it up, in my opinion. My favorite cast member is Faye Emerson who channels a nice inner Dietrich (yah, Schnookie?)
- Rick Ellis
Well done rare take on the last days of Nazi Germany. One of my favorites. Don't miss this one great storywriting and historical background.
Some Fine Acting By Fine Actors
- Lorre's Glory
The most outstanding was Daniell as a sympathetic officer friend to Massey,and second,Lorre as a doctor.