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      The Devil Makes Three

      Released Sep 19, 1952 1h 29m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 57% Audience Score 250+ Ratings An Air Force captain (Gene Kelly) in postwar Germany loves a girl (Pier Angeli) used by neo-Nazis to smuggle gold. Read More Read Less

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Pallid political thriller. Rated: C Oct 22, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member An interesting set-up is undone by a dull execution. Gene Kelly as a GI returning to post-war Germany to visit a family that helped him during the war, only to get involved in underworld black marketeers who end up being ex-Nazi's trying to resurrect the party after US forces leave. It's a fun premiss, but the film is not as exciting as it should have been. However, I do always like seeing Kelly in dramatic, non-dancing roles, even if he does seem somewhat miscast. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member â~The Devil Makes Threeâ(TM) came out 50 years ago, and still holds up today. This film which also stars Gene Kelly is part caper, part military, and part thriller. Just like â~Black Handâ(TM), this is a lesser known film of Geneâ(TM)s, but itâ(TM)s still a great one. And, I believe all of it was shot on location in Germany in the early 50â²s. I think if you give â(TM)The Devil Makes Threeâ(TM) a chance, it will be a staple in your collection. The year is 1947 and Captain Jeff Eliot (Gene Kelly) has returned to Munich for the holidays to visit the Lehrt family, who during the Nazi occupation, hid Eliot from the Nazis and helped him escape. Once he arrives, Eliot unfortunately learns that the Lehrt household was blown up not long after he left, along with the family. However, after Eliot does some research, he learns that not all the family was killed in the explosion. The daughter Wilhelmina or Willie seemingly escaped. Eliot decides to track Willie down to see if she is okay. He eventually finds her living a life of a prostitute to survive. He wants to help her and bring her to safety, but she is hesitant. Eventually, she decides that she is ready to leave the lifestyle or so we think. Willie tells Eliot she wants to spend the holidays with a family that she knew since childhood and that if Eliot could drive her there. Little does Eliot know that Willie is working with the Nazis to plan a huge comeback with her help. There are car chases, gun fights, and tons of thrills. The love interest between Willie and Eliot is a bit strange because of the age difference, but it doesnâ(TM)t detract from the film. Solid 50â²s thriller. Youâ(TM)ll like it. -Bryan Kluger Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Audience Member good drama and nice 2c kelly in a non-musical part Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I'm in love wit hthis film because of my having lived in Salzburg and having a strong familiarity with history, the German language, the region shown in this movie, and classic Hollywood film making. I'm pleased to know that Gene Kelly could do more than sing and dance; he could act as well. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Having been filmed on location in what was left of Hitler's resort home was what made this movie a good watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member You're welcome flixster. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An Air Force captain (Gene Kelly) in postwar Germany loves a girl (Pier Angeli) used by neo-Nazis to smuggle gold.
      Director
      Andrew Marton
      Producer
      Richard Goldstone
      Screenwriter
      Jerry Davis
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 19, 1952, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Aug 16, 2012
      Runtime
      1h 29m