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See also ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''Film/TheManWithTheIronHeart'', which are more recent films about the same events.

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See also ''Film/OperationDaybreak'', a film made in the 1970s about the same events, and ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''Film/TheManWithTheIronHeart'', which are more recent films made in the 2010s about the same events.


* BasedOnATrueStory: More accurate than the totally fictionalized ''Hangmen Also Die'', but the film still takes many liberties. Possibly justified as it was made barely a year after Heydrich's assassination and the details still weren't well known.

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* BasedOnATrueStory: More accurate than the totally fictionalized ''Hangmen Also Die'', ''Film/HangmenAlsoDie'', but the film still takes many liberties. Possibly justified as it was made barely a year after Heydrich's assassination and the details still weren't well known.


See also ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]'', which are more recent films about the same events.

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See also ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]'', ''Film/TheManWithTheIronHeart'', which are more recent films about the same events.


** While Reinhard Heydrich was in fact an incredibly evil Nazi, one of the very worst, he wasn't really the type of LargeHam evil that would pick out sex slaves from a lineup of pretty girls or send his car barreling through a religious procession. The real Heydrich was a quite calm, cool, and collected type of evil. While this movie's Heydrich pretty much eggs on his own murder by his outrageous villainy, the real Heydrich was killed on the initiative of the British because he was doing too good a job in keeping the Czechs quiet and productive. The Heydrich played by Creator/KennethBranagh in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' is much closer to the real man.

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** While Reinhard Heydrich was in fact an incredibly evil Nazi, one of the very worst, he wasn't really the type of LargeHam evil that would pick out sex slaves from a lineup of pretty girls or send his car barreling through a religious procession. The real Heydrich was a quite calm, cool, and collected type of evil. While this movie's Heydrich pretty much eggs on his own murder by his outrageous villainy, the real Heydrich was killed on the initiative of the British because he was doing too good a job in keeping the Czechs quiet and productive. The Heydrich played by Creator/KennethBranagh in ''Film/{{Conspiracy}}'' ''Film/Conspiracy2001'' is much closer to the real man.


* BreakingTheFourthWall: This PropagandaMachine film ends with the spirits of the dead of Lidice, still in character, parading by the camera and looking straight at the audience, urging Americans to think of them and continue the struggle against Hitler.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: This PropagandaMachine The film ends with the spirits of the dead of Lidice, still in character, parading by the camera and looking straight at the audience, urging Americans to think of them and continue the struggle against Hitler.Hitler. (It goes without saying at this point that, being made while the war was still raging on, the film was ''heavy'' on {{propaganda|Machine}}.)

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* AssholeVictim: Heydrich, after being shot.


''Hitler's Madman'' is a 1943 film directed by Creator/DouglasSirk. It is a dramatization of the events surrounding the RealLife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anthropoid assassination of Reinhard Heydrich]] in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1942, and the retaliatory massacre of the entire village of Lidice, which cost 1300 lives. It stars Creator/JohnCarradine as Heydrich.

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''Hitler's Madman'' is a 1943 film directed by Creator/DouglasSirk. It is a dramatization of the events surrounding the RealLife [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Anthropoid assassination assassination]] of Reinhard Heydrich]] UsefulNotes/ReinhardHeydrich in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1942, and the retaliatory massacre of the entire village of Lidice, which cost 1300 lives. It stars Creator/JohnCarradine as Heydrich.


* SexSlave: The fate of all the prettiest young women of Lidice, sent off to the Eastern Front to service German soldiers.

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* SexSlave: The fate of all the prettiest young women of Lidice, sent off to the Eastern Front to service German soldiers. (This is where Ava Gardner has her bit part, as one of the young ladies that Heydrich has lined up against a wall for evaluation.)


Nazis don't play well with others, though, and SS Obergruppenführer and Protector of [[UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic Bohemia and Moravia]], Reinhard Heydrich, winds up spurring the people of Lidice to resist. Among the crimes committed by Heydrich are randomly executing a Lidice villager for no reason, snatching up the prettiest young women of Lidice to serve as sex slaves in Eastern Front brothels, and shooting the town priest for unknowingly blocking Heydrich's car with a religious procession. Hanka, who now sees that he was wrong to think that any co-existence could be had with the Nazis, resolves to murder Heydrich.

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Nazis don't play well with others, though, and SS Obergruppenführer and Protector of [[UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic Bohemia and Moravia]], Moravia (in what is nowadays UsefulNotes/TheCzechRepublic), Reinhard Heydrich, winds up spurring the people of Lidice to resist. Among the crimes committed by Heydrich are randomly executing a Lidice villager for no reason, snatching up the prettiest young women of Lidice to serve as sex slaves in Eastern Front brothels, and shooting the town priest for unknowingly blocking Heydrich's car with a religious procession. Hanka, who now sees that he was wrong to think that any co-existence could be had with the Nazis, resolves to murder Heydrich.


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See also ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]'' about the same events.

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See also ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]'' [=HHhH=]]]'', which are more recent films about the same events.

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See also ''Film/{{Anthropoid}}'' and ''[[Film/{{HHHH}} [=HHhH=]]]'' about the same events.


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* LesCollaborateurs: Hanka is a rather mild version, urging cooperation with the Nazis to save the town from reprisals. But after Heydrich murders the priest Hanka has a change of heart.



* LesCollaborateurs: Hanka is a rather mild version, urging cooperation with the Nazis to save the town from reprisals. But after Heydrich murders the priest Hanka has a change of heart.


Contrast ''Film/HangmenAlsoDie'', a much more fanciful take on the Heydrich assassination made [[DuelingMovies at the same time]] by Creator/FritzLang, another director who escaped from Germany.

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