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POSTER GALLERY  --view over 500 12th.jpeg German

film original posters between 1927–1954  from

Germany and from countries across Europe!  

 

Note!  Posters in the Poster Gallery are PERMANENT

acquisitions which are NOT FOR SALE!!   ONLY the

posters listed in our POSTER STORE are for sale. 

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2 December  2020 –   WHAT WE HAVE FOR SALE AT THIS TIME (scroll below for  all  item descriptions, pricing,  and 'ADD TO CART'  buttons):.

 

1. The stunningly beautiful poster for the Uƒa film, ...reitet für Deutschland / ... riding for Germany  (1941), starring Willy Birgel. This is a full–sized "A0" poster (1.1 meters x .85 meters/47  inches x 33 inches), and in very good overall condition. It has been mounted on linen to smooth out all fold lines and to protect it; and is one of the nicest–looking posters we have ever offered. Read more about it by scrolling down below.

2. Original Italian 'Fotobusta' sized poster for In the Red Hell  (Carmen fra i Rossi, 1939/1940). The film was recently released on DVD with English subtitles by International Historic Films in Chicago, USA.

3.  A Manhattan, New York City ultra-rare cinema ticket for the German cinema in Yorkville presenting the early Nazi propaganda film, SA Mann Brand, in 1934.

4. A super–rare original 1933 2-sided text-only poster for the feature film on the famous WWI battle Douaumont, and on the other side of the sheet, the notorious Nazi propaganda film Blutendes Deutschland, a film which only exists today in a 16 minute fragment. The poster is 43 x 63 cm large, with tears and holes as per the photos, but an important piece of German film history!

5./6.  Two of our older books still in print, Karl Ritter – His Life and 'Zeitfilms' under National Socialism (2nd expanded edition, ©2014) –and–  The Making of The Crew of the Dora (on the banned film Besatzung Dora,1943.) Priced at €20 (ca. AUD $30) each, postpaid Australia-wide.

7. Our new book Legion Condor – Karl Ritter's lost 1939 feature film is available  below. NOW SHIPPING!  Be amongst the first to have this fascinating and informative book –  a true piece of unknown film history. Priced at €20 (ca. AUD $30) each,  postpaid Australia-wide.

 

 

The item(s) you buy will of course not have the www.germanfilms.net watermark on it. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING (REGISTERED/ AIRMAIL) FOR ALL ITEMS  IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. Please note that the actual value will be declared on the Customs form to ensure that a full refund is available if the poster is lost en route. The buyer is responsible for all import and/or other duties into their resident country.

 

S C R O L L  down to see three remaining

POSTERS FOR SALE..... 

 

Poster  ...reitet für Deutschland (1941 propaganda film) original Geman Uƒa poster, large "A0" size, excellent overall condition, already linen-mounted (ca.$250 cost if you did it later...) €1,080 ppd. worldwide.

Poster    In the Red Hell /Carmen fra i Rossi  (Fascist Italy, 1939) , the rare Fotobusta cardboard poster with the key scene in the film depicted.

Poster   Blutendes Deutschland/Douaumont (2-sided poster sheet from 1933 advertising both the lost early Nazi propaganda film Bleeding Germany as well as the feature Douaumont film on the famous WWI battle.

Ultra rare SA MANN BRAND cinema ticket from a US Manhattan movie theatre in 1934!

Book:  Legion Condor – Karl Ritter's lost 1939 feature film –  ORDER BELOW !

Book:  Karl Ritter – His Life & 'Zeitfilms' under National Socialism expanded 2nd edition. ORDER BELOW!

Book:  The Making of The Crew of the Dora  (Besatzung Dora,  forbidden 1943) !!! ORDER BELOW!

 

LOOK!!!!   WWII Occupied Belgian  super–rare Hitlerjunge Quex original poster for sale!  €980,- ppd.   Too late -- it was traded!

Hans Albers poster Flüchtlinge (1933) Beautiful small A3 original poster for sale €125- ppd. S O L D!!

Veit Harlan's Der Große König film original Press–book -- 60 pages long with over 50 photos and sketches €90- ppd. SOLD!

Wow!    Jud Süss original 1940 French press–book (Le juif Suss)  €998,– SOLD!

Poster: Blutendes Deutschland (1933,  33 cm x 46 cm in size) poster  €898 including the film's rare "Illustrierter Film–Kurier" 8 page cinema program.    SOLD!

Publication: Der Film als politisches Machtmittel  (1933) by Dr. Hans Traub, €48. SOLD!

Poster:  The stunningly beautiful Prussian military film poster for  the  Die Affäre Rödern (1944, AO) €480- SOLD!

Karl Ritter extremely rare original autographed photo  €375,  SOLD!

Hitlerjunge Quex first 1933 Uƒa film studio announcement brochure + exceedingly rare eight page Hitler Youth newspaper Opfergeist (Spirit of Sacrifice) published by Uƒa for the HJ to promote the film acrss the Reich.  SOLD!

 An original Leni Riefenstahl   O L Y M P I A   lobby card and the 64 page Reich Propaganda Ministry booklet on the film of the notorious Berlin 1936 Olympic Games -- hailed as the best sports flm ever made.  SOLD!

*** WOW!   International Registered Airmail  postage included in the price. ***

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To order, simply click on the ADD TO CART button at the bottom of the description of the individual item you wish to purchase, next to the price listing, and you will be taken to the order template which will ask for your name, address, email address, and this page will show the CART with your item(s) in it. If your Shipping Address is the same as your Billing Address, you can tick the box to confirm this. After this template is filled in, the next page will ask for your payment, which is via PAYPAL or a Visa or American Express credit card. Once the payment is made, your order will be confirmed, and your email address will automatically receive an order acknowledgement. You will also receive a separate email from Paypal indicating that a payment has been made. Orders will be shipped within 2 business days.  Thank you.

 

 

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This stunningly beautiful poster for sale, mounted in linen – will be shipped rolled in a  1.3 meter/4 foot long poster tube.  

note: Linen–mounting of this sized poster would normally cost about $200 –$250 alone.

The propaganda film ...riding for Germany  told the story of the WWI veteran Carl–Friedrich von Langen, a famous horseman, who won two 1928 gold medals for horsemanship in the Olympics, held in Amsterdam.  This true story was a perfect motion picture vehicle, as von Langen had been seriously wounded in WWI and totally paralysed from his injuries, and told that he would never walk again.  In constant pain, he slowly regained his strength and learned to move from bed to chair to halting steps until he could walk again – and then aspire to ride in the Olympic Games. He not only did so, he won two gold medals against all odds. He was a member of the brown shirt Sturmabteilung from Autumn 1930 and was revered as a hero in the Third Reich. He died from a riding accident during a competition in Germany in 1935.

 

A photo of von Langen in his S A uniform, from the book .....reitet für Deutschland, by Clemens Laar, 1936 (upon which the film script was based.)

 

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€970.00
 
Year
1941
 
Director
Rabenalt
 
Country
Germany
 

In the Red Hell / Carmen fra i Rossi / Frente de Madrid Fotobusta FOR SALE

 

This original 1939 Italian "Fotobusta" for the Neville Spanish Civil War thriller IN THE RED HELL is for sale. It measures ca. 35 x 50 cm, or 14 x 20 inches, printed on cardboard. There are two small puncture holes, one located in the trousers of Alfredo, the other towards the bottom of the Fotobusta (see close-ups.) 

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We had asked an Italian poster dealer we know to try to find a Fotobusta of the film three years ago, and eventually we found the one in our Collection on our own. The dealer recently reported that he had finally found us a Fotobusta at some expense, because they are so rare and that nobody had one, so that he had to trade for it. Given that we had asked him to find one, we felt a professional need to purchase it, although it was the same one we own -- with the most famous scene from the film depicted!  In light of the recent release of the film by International Historic Films on DVD, we are pleased to offer this very rare second original copy for sale. The price includes worldwide shipping.

 
 
€280.00
 
Year
1939
 
Director
Neville
 
Country
Italy
 

"SA MANN BRAND" rare 1934 Manhattan cinema ticket

 

This is an extremely rare cinema ticket, valid for any one of the five scheduled screenings of the NSDAP Sturmabteilung feature film, SA MANN BRAND, for 29 May 1934 at the Yorkville Theatre in Manhattan's main German immigrant neighbourhood.  Also included is a used but complete 8 page cinema program on the film, the "Illustrierter Film–Kurier" as shown at the bottom of this listing.

In February 1934 the Jewish Daily Bulletin newspaper in Manhattan reported that the Bavaria Film representative, a Charles B. Herrlitz, had been forced to close his office at 489 Fifth Ave. because his Jewish landlord discovered that Herrlitz was promoting the "anti–Jewish" film.  We reproduce the article,  which appeared on the front page of the newspaper on Feb. 15, 1934:

 

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Herrlitz must have persisted in his distribution efforts as the film then was screened daily in the German Yorkville area of Manhattan Island three months later......

 

The review of the film by  The New York Times :

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May 28, 1934   The New York Times

The first outspoken Nazi propaganda film has arrived in New York carrying the title "S. A. Mann Brand" ("Storm Trooper Brand"). It is being shown at the Yorkville Theatre and its "plot" is so simple that even persons understanding no German have no difficulty in following the adventures of the young truck driver (Herr Klingenberg), who is supposed to epitomize in his likable person the hopeful, fighting spirit of the millions of young Germans rallied to the standard of Adolf Hitler.In contradistinction to the later Nazi picture "Hans Westmar," which had its first public showing in December, "S. A. Mann Brand," dated June, 1933, has no anti-Semitic bias, but concentrates its animus upon the German Communists and their Moscow guides. Just as the earlier Soviet Russian motion pictures painted their enemies all black, so this Nazi effort represents the Reds as the vilest of the vile. Even the Communist girl (Vera Liessem), who is in love with the hero and who helps him double-cross the "Moscow agent" (Max Weydner) is treated none too gently by the director, although in the end, after the Hitler victory at the polls on March 5, 1933, the spectators may guess that she has been converted to the "true faith."Perhaps because the "coordination" and "liquidation" of the anti-Nazi elements in Germany had not been completed when this film was turned out, the Social Democratic father (Otto Wernicke) of Brand is depicted as not such a bad type, although deluded by Marxism, and he, too, finally votes for Hitler. Naturally, the "Soviet agent" is placed under arrest and the audience may imagine what is going to happen to him.From the technical standpoint "S. A. Mann Brand" is one of the best pictures made in Germany. Although most of the actors are unknown to frequenters of German cinema houses here, their work is uniformly excellent. Many of the scenes are really thrilling.

A Nazi Film.

S. A. MANN BRAND, a German dialogue film, with Heinz Klingenberg, Vera Liessem, Otto Wernicke, Elise Aulinger, Rolf Wenkhaus, Hedde Lembach, Josef Stoeckel, Helma Rueckert, Max Weydner and Manfred Koempel-Pilot; directed by Franz Seitz; a Bavarian Film Company production. At the Yorkville Theatre.

 

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The Yorkville Theater screened imported Third Reich German feature films and documentaries for the German–speaking population of New York City until war between the USA and Reich was declared in December 1941.

SA MANN BRAND was the first of the three "Movement" films DSC00073.jpegportraying the  very bloody 'Kampfzeit' of the Nazi Party during the Weimar years leading up to Hitler's assumption of power.  The other two, of course being HANS WESTMAR and  HITLERJUNGE QUEX. 

We own both of the original posters for this film. One of them is shown here (and both are to be found in our Poster Gallery. Poster not included in this sale!)

 

 

 

 

The cinema ticket measures a large 15 cm X 8 cm (6 inches X 3 1/2 inches) and is printed on heavy cardboard. The back side of the ticket has a shopping list of grocery items someone made in with pencil and fountain pen.  Note that the text is written in German, not English.

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Worldwide airmail shipping and Paypal/credit card fees are also included in this price.

 

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€195.00
 
Year
1933
 
Director
Seitz
 
Country
Germany
 

BLUTENDES DEUTSCHLAND / DOUAUMONT

 

BLUTENDES DEUTSCHLAND / DOUAUMONT

Nur-Text-Plakat / Text-only Poster von/from 1933.

Große/Size:  43 cm X 63 cm

Zwei-seitig / Two-sided.

Zustand wie gezeigt / Condition as shown.

International Express Post Porto weltweit eingeschlossen / Worldwide Express Postage included in price.

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€180.00
 
Year
0
 
Director
 
Country
 

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German film director Karl Ritter (1888 – 1977) scripted, assisted, produced or directed 97 movies and film projects between 1927 and 1945 but his work is known today only to historians and students of National Socialist film. A pamphlet written in 1940 Berlin was the sole  biographical sketch on Ritter ever published.

Yet Ritter was the prototype fascist film director who more than any other director in the Third Reich worked tirelessly for the Nazi ideological cause. Ritter first heard Hitler speak in Munich in 1920, knew him personally from 1923, and joined the NSDAP in 1925.  His creative skills as a soldier, aviation pioneer, technician, graphic artist and film director came to the fore in 1933 when the  Ufa film studio gave him his own production company to make films for the New Germany.  His films for Goebbels were called ‘cinematic tanks that belong to the advance guard on the propaganda front’  by the Reichsfilmkammer’s own  magazine. Film historian John Altmann labelled Ritter ‘the most  irresponsible and dangerous filmmaker of the Third Reich.‘

His WWI trilogy of  Patrioten, Unternehmen Michael and Urlaub auf Ehrenwort  made him one of Germany’s leading film directors in the late 1930’s, and his anti-Bolshevik films Hitlerjunge Quex, Über alles in der Welt, Kadetten and GPU  prompted the Soviets to  demand that he stand trial in 1945 for war crimes. His films are still taboo in Germany and Austria to this day.

Karl Ritter – His Life and ‘Zeitfilms’ under National Socialism provides the first study in English which draws on both German film archives and unpublished sources to present Karl Ritter to a new audience.  A chronology of his life and film work from Weimar silent films through to the collapse of the Third Reich  provides new insights heretofore unexamined.

Translated here for the first time are a 1940 biographical sketch, a 1936 speech on ‘Zeitfilms and Contemporary History’ given by Ritter to a film institute audience in Hamburg, and all the entries in his diaries about Ritter by Dr Joseph Goebbels. Ritter’s dramatic escape from Soviet captivity in May 1945 is told in his own words for the first time.  Rare full color reproductions of original posters of Ritter’s most famous films are included, as well as B&W illustrations drawn from Third Reich and Ritter family sources.

Published by German Films Dot Net.

"Painstaking research…. a very interesting book….presents future scholars with a compilation of (very) rare documents by/about Ritter…. " ––  Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television,  –– Vol.33 #2, June 2013.

We strongly recommend that interested visitors to our website check out the Karl Ritter feature film DVDs and books available from International Historic Films, Chicago, IL. in America, which also sells this book. 

note: €20 is approximately AUD$30. This price includes domestic postage to addresses in Australia.

NOTE:  You will receive the  hugely expanded 2nd edition, which has  295 pages ( xxii, 253, plus 20 fuill colour poster plate pages ) and is the most extensive material on Karl Ritter ever published.  Autographed by the Author on request.

NOTE: There are only 85 copies of this 2nd Edition remaining in stock, before the book goes out-of-print. The 3rd Edition will not include the 20 page full-colour poster section but will be published only with BLACK & WHITE poster images. Order now and do not miss out!

 
 
€20.00
 
Year
2014
 
Director
AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC SALES ONLY.
 
Country
USA/EUROPE PLEASE ORDER FROM IHF FILMS,CHICAGO
 

The Making of The Crew of the Dora

 

The Making of The Crew of the Dora

For Sale ONLY to Customers with an Australian address – See below.

For the first time in Third Reich Cinema literature, a book brings an insider’s perspective to working within the dictatorship for Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry, the Reichsfilmintendanz, the OKW, and Ufa, who approved, then rejected, re–approved, supported, and in the end, banned The Crew of the Dora from cinemas altogether. The Crew of the Dora (1943) was the Third Reich’s last contemporary combat feature film, written, produced and directed by the Ufa film studio’s highly successful Karl Ritter (1888–1977). From producing Steinhoff’s Hitlerjunge Quex to his own Pour le Mérite, Ritter’s hard–hitting propaganda films had broken box office records and generated huge profits for Ufa. Stalin’s USSR demanded he stand trial for war crimes in 1945 for Quex, Über alles in der Welt, Kadetten, and his anti–Communist films about the Spanish Civil War and the Soviet GPU.

Dora was Ritter’s most ambitious and challenging effort. The script called for a story line on all three German war fronts simultaneously: the Western Front in France, the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union, as well as on the North African Front. If that was not complicated enough, the film uniquely was to be filmed entirely on location with no studio shots. This meant putting the cast and crew in harm’s way on active war fronts in the middle of World War II for months at a time – a danger no other feature film took on, and one limited otherwise to the brave Deutsche Wochenschau cameramen and their Propaganda Companies. This book provides 120 pages of transcribed excerpts from Ritter’s heretofore–unpublished diaries, following the conception, writing, production, filming and censorship of the film between May 1942 and March 1943. With 90 photographs, maps, sketches, and illustrations – many previously unpublished –The Making of The Crew of the Dora is an essential read for anyone interested in Nazi filmmaking. 320 pages, 90 photos & illustrations, Perfect–bound trade paperback. By William Gilleapie, author of Karl Ritter – His Life and ‘Zeitfilms’ Under National Socialism (2nd edition, 2014).

note: we have very few copies of this book stocked in Australia. Order now before it is too late. Once our stock is gone orders will only be able to be sold from and shipped from the USA, in US$ pricing and US$  postage charges.

€20 is the rough equivalent to AUD$30 ppd.  SALES ARE LIMITED TO CUSTOMERS WITH AN AUSTRALIAN ADDRESS.  The listing of the price in Euros is because all of our Poster Shop items are listed in Euros. Foreign customers should check for the listing of the book on the International Historic Films website and on Amazon Books.  Orders overseas will be fulfilled from the USA. The retail price of the book from IHF or Amazon or ebay.com is US$29.95 plus international postage of about US$24.00.

If you would like your copy autographed by the author, you MUST so indicate when you place the order. Thank you.

 

 
 
€20.00
 
Year
2016
 
Director
Foreign customers please go to IHF or Amazon Books !
 
Country
AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC SALES ONLY POSSIBLE.
 

LEGION CONDOR – Karl Ritter's lost 1939 feature film

 

 

€20 postpaid to Australian addresses only. All other countries please order from International Historic Films, Chicago, IL. USA.

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LEGION CONDOR – Karl Ritter's lost 1939 feature film

by William Gillespie ©2019 All rights reserved.

Karl Ritter (1888–1977) produced and directed some of the Third Reich’s most famous, popular and hard–hitting feature films. Having produced Hans Steinhoff’s Hitlerjunge Quex, his own WWI trilogy of Patriots, Operation Michael and Leave on Word of Honor made his reputation at the celebrated Ufa film studios. The huge popular and financial success of Pour le Mérite (premiered December 1938) prompted him to conceive of a sequel in early 1939. Whereas the story told in Pour le Mérite ended with the re–birth of a modern German air force in 1935, the second film was to show the Luftwaffe in victorious battle as the ‘Legion Condor’ in Spain. Ritter’s script drew on his experiences filming In the Battle Against the World Enemy in Spain a few months earlier, and on his extensive personal diaries from this time. The production of Legion Condor called on huge resources with sixty characters, hundreds of extras, tanks, and with aircraft provided by the Luftwaffe. Military Advisor to the film was General der Flieger Helmuth Wilberg, who had overseen the deployment of the Condor Legion in Spain and who was a top strategist behind Blitzkrieg. The lead actors in Pour le Mérite were contracted. The film script had 167 Scenes and 527 camera shots, promising a major two hour¬ long feature film. Filming was abandoned in late August 1939 on direct orders from Hermann Göring and Dr. Joseph Goebbels – collateral damage to the infamous Hitler–Stalin Pact. The script of Legion Condor was presumed lost until the Author discovered a copy in a used bookstore in Berlin in June 2018. Exclusive access to the film script and to Karl Ritter’s unpublished diary, courtesy of Ritter’s grandson, provides readers with the true story of Legion Condor for the first time. 244 pages, with 42 photographs and illustrations, including 4 color plates. ISBN # 978–0–980816–6–6 German Films Dot Net.

NOTE: Our website Store is Priced in Euros, not AUD$ or US$. At this time €20 is approximately AUD$30. and includes domestic shipping across Australia.

 

 
 
€20.00
 
Year
2019
 
Director
Foreign customers please go to IHF or Amazon Books !
 
Country
Australia