Watch on the Rhine
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An expansion of, and improvement upon, Lillian Hellman's stage play of the same name, Watch on the Rhine stars Paul Lukas, recreating his Broadway role of tireless anti-fascist crusader Kurt Muller. As the clouds of war gather in Europe in the late 1930s, Muller arrives in Washington DC, accompanied by his American wife Sara (top-billed Bette Davis) and their children Joshua (Donald Buka), Bodo (Eric Roberts) and Babette (Janis Wilson). The Mullers stay at the home of Sarah's wealthy mother Fanny Fannelly (Lucille Watson), who lives in her own world of society get-togethers and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"Watch on the Rhine is a distinguished picture. It is even better than its powerful original stage version."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
" important today as its was in 1943. (Bette Davis Collection, Volume 3)"
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A fine, sincere, outspoken film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Starring Bette Davis, Lillian Hellman's anti-Nazi play was made into simplistic film, full of contrivances and propagandistic speeches, meant to justify U.S. involvement in WWII."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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