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Veit HarlanThe Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker$
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Frank Noack

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813167008

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813167008.001.0001

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(p.103) 10 Politics
Veit Harlan

Frank Noack

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter deals with Harlan’s first propaganda film, Der Herrscher (The ruler, 1937), on the strength of which he is personally introduced to Adolf Hitler. The film leans toward antifamily and procollectivization themes, but with half-a-dozen authors (two sources, two credited screenwriters, producer-star Emil Jannings), the message becomes contradictory and the whole film a textbook example of propaganda that doesn’t know what exactly to propagate. Harlan’s next film, Mein Sohn, der Herr Minister (My son the minister, 1937) is explicitly antiparliamentary (based on a French source) and antifamily, surprisingly given Harlan’s own background.

Keywords:   Der Herrscher, antifamily, antiparliamentary, contradictory message, introduction to Adolf Hitler, procollectivization, propaganda, Mein Sohn, der Herr Minister

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