Watch on the Rhine
Watch on the Rhine (1943)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 27, 1943
DVD Release Date: April 1, 2008
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Watch on the Rhine is a distinguished picture. It is even better than its powerful original stage version.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis important today as its was in 1943. (Bette Davis Collection, Volume 3)

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A fine, sincere, outspoken film.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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jay nixon
a cautionary tale about the insidiousness of evil and the danger of complacency
John Ballantine
A middling Bette Davis film which doesn't happen very often. I get the sense that this is yet another propaganda film and thus the actors only have one… More