Hitler: The Last Ten Days

Hitler: The Last Ten Days is a 1973 British-Italian biographical drama film depicting the days leading up to Adolf Hitler's suicide. The film stars Alec Guinness and Simon Ward, and features an introduction presented by Alistair Cooke; the original music score was composed by Mischa Spoliansky. The film is based on the book Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-Witness Account (first translated in English in 1973) by Gerhard Boldt,[3] an officer in the German Army who survived the Führerbunker. Location shooting for the film included the De Laurentiis Studios in Rome and parts of England.

Hitler: The Last Ten Days
Theatrical release poster
Directed byEnnio De Concini
Written byGerhard Boldt
Ennio De Concini
Maria Pia Fusco
Ivan Moffat
Wolfgang Reinhardt
Produced byWolfgang Reinhardt
StarringAlec Guinness
Simon Ward
Adolfo Celi
Diane Cilento
Gabriele Ferzetti
CinematographyEnnio Guarnieri
Edited byKevin Connor
Music byMischa Spoliansky
Tomorrow Entertainment
West Film
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • 2 May 1973 (1973-05-02) (UK)
  • 9 May 1973 (1973-05-09) (US)
  • 31 August 1973 (1973-08-31) (Italy)
Running time
105 minutes[1]
CountriesUnited Kingdom
Box office$2,250,000 (US/Canada rentals)[2]


The film opens with Hitler's 56th birthday, on 20 April 1945, and ends 10 days later with his suicide, on 30 April.


Home mediaEdit

The film was released on DVD on 3 June 2008,[4] and was released on Blu-ray in September 2015.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "HITLER - THE LAST 10 DAYS (A)". British Board of Film Classification. 16 April 1973. Retrieved 21 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1973", Variety, 9 January 1974 p 19
  3. ^ Boldt, Gerhard & Bance, Sandra (Translator) (1973). Hitler's last days: An eye-witness account (Hardcover, First Translated ed.). Arthur Baker. ISBN 978-0213164294.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hitler: The Last Ten Days (DVD ed.). 3 June 2008.
  5. ^ "Hitler: The Last Ten Days Blu-ray".

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