Hangmen Also Die Overview:

Hangmen Also Die (1943) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Fritz Lang and Arnold Pressburger.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - ScoringHanns EislerNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 30, 2015 From 4 Star Films

There are some fine pieces of intrigue in this modest WWII period film from Fritz Lang. The plot is based off real events in Czechoslovakia surrounding the assassination of Nazi Holocaust proponent Reinhold Heydrich. Mascha (Anna Lee) finds herself admidst a web of trouble when she helps a member of... Read full article


Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Apr 30, 2015 From 4 Star Films

There are some fine pieces of intrigue in this modest WWII period film from Fritz Lang. The plot is based off real events in Czechoslovakia surrounding the assassination of Nazi Holocaust proponent Reinhold Heydrich. Mascha (Anna Lee) finds herself admidst a web of trouble when she helps a member of... Read full article


Hangmen Also Die! (1943)

By Beatrice on Sep 22, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Hangmen Also Die! Directed by Fritz Lang Written by Fritz Lang, Berthold Brecht, and John Wexley 1943/USA Arnold Pressburger Films Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Video Lang and Brecht bring their special understanding of and hatred for Nazis and their genius to this exciting thriller about the Czec... Read full article


Hangmen Also Die (1943)

By smumcountry on Jul 13, 2013 From Smum County

July 13, 2013 by smumcounty Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ?Hangmen Also Die? begins with a meeting of the Nazi occupiers of Czechoslovakia welcoming their leader Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski), known as the Hangman. They proffer the stiff armed Nazi salute and stand at attention as... Read full article


Hangmen Also Die (1943)

By smumcountry on Jul 13, 2013 From Smum County

July 13, 2013 by smumcounty Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ?Hangmen Also Die? begins with a meeting of the Nazi occupiers of Czechoslovakia welcoming their leader Reinhard Heydrich (Hans Heinrich von Twardowski), known as the Hangman. They proffer the stiff armed Nazi salute and stand at attention as... Read full article


See all Hangmen Also Die articles

Quotes from

Gestapo Insp. Alois Gruber: You better put that down.
Dr. Pillar: I'm going to put it where it belongs


Dr. Franticek Svoboda: Dedric, what about the taxi driver?
Dedic: Jumped out of a window at the Gestapo. They'll get nothing from him.
Dr. Franticek Svoboda: I never met him. I wish I did.


Czech Patriot: Your mothers were slimy rats! Their milk was sour!


read more quotes from Hangmen Also Die...

Facts about

Two cast members have played characters involved with the sale of real estate to the vampire based on Bram Stoker's novel. Alexander Granach appeared as Knock, the House Broker in F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu. Dwight Frye appeared as Renfield in Tod Browning's Dracula.
During the Joseph McCarthy-inspired "Red Scare" era in the 1950s, this was one of the films labeled "subversive" by the HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee) because it was alleged to have contained dialog that might be construed as pro-communist. Writer John Wexley was even "blacklisted". It wasn't seen again in the United States until the mid-'70s.
The idea for the film was inspired by the assassination of Gestapo official Reinhard Heydrich by Czech guerrillas and the subsequent reprisals taken by Nazi occupation forces.
read more facts about Hangmen Also Die...
Share this page:
Visit the Classic Movie Hub Blog CMH
Best Music - Scoring Oscar 1943



























See more Academy Awards>>
Also directed by Fritz Lang




More about Fritz Lang >>
Also produced by Fritz Lang




More about Fritz Lang >>
Also released in 1943




See All 1943 films >>
More "World War II" films



See All "World War II" films >>