Cinema, Also Showing Mar. 29, 1943

Hangmen Also Die (United Artists) is another in a long line of inside-Occupied-Europe melodramas, tailored according to a pat Hollywood formula: murder, intrigue, brutal beatings, black villains, hair-raising escapes and love-under-difficulties. Although Director Fritz Lang gives this familiar material occasional touches of distinction, the picture still misses Grade A rank.

The killing of Hitler's Hangman Reinhard Heydrich by the Czecho-Slovakian underground is the springboard from which Hangmen's characters take their dives. These include a shrewd Gestapo inspector (Alexander Granach) who makes it very tough for Prague's patriotic citizens to hide Heydrich's killer,...

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