The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler

The Strange Death of Adolf Hitler is a 1943 American war film directed by James P. Hogan. The film follows a man who plans to murder Adolf Hitler and steal his identity.


Franz Huber (Ludwig Donath), an Austrian actor known for his impersonations of celebrities, is captured by the Gestapo and forced to undergo plastic surgery to become a stand-in for Adolf Hitler. The conspirators are planning to poison Hitler and put Huber in his place - and under their control. Huber, who is a good anti-Nazi is able to foil the Gestapo and strike a blow for democracy but his personal life is put in jeopardy because his wife (Gale Sondergaard), who is also an anti-Nazi, doesn't know that her missing husband has become a Hitler look-alike.


  • Ludwig Donath ... Franz Huber/Adolf Hitler
  • Gale Sondergaard ... Anna Huber
  • George Dolenz ... Herman Marbach
  • Fritz Kortner ... Bauer
  • Ludwig Stössel ... Graub
  • William Trenk ... Colonel Von Zechwitz
  • Joan Blair ... Duchess Eugenie
  • Ivan Triesault ... Prince Hohenberg
  • Rudolph Anders ... Major Mampe
  • Ernő Verebes ... Count Godeck
  • Merrill Rodin ... Hans Huber
  • Charles Bates ... Viki Huber
  • Kurt Katch ... Colonel Karl Frobe
  • Hans Schumm ... Major Profe
  • Frederick Giermann ... Heinrich Himmler
  • Richard Ryen ... General Palzer
  • John Mylong ... General Halder
  • Kurt Kreuger ... Nazi leader
  • Lester Sharpe ... Dr. Kaltenbach
  • Trude Berliner ... Frau Reitler
  • Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Judge
  • Wolfgang Zilzer ... Attorney