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The Hitler Gang

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1944 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paramount Pictures Inc. (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 3G, shelf DR21

This Paramount Pictures film, released in 1944, depicts Hitler's rise to power from a radical politician on society's fringes to the leader of Germany's Third Reich. The story is told in the way of a traditional American gangster film.

Physical description

Cubist composition of Adolf Hitler, barbed wire, a hanged woman, prison bars and various suspicious figures lurking in the shadows, one with a smoking gun.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1944 (made)


Paramount Pictures Inc. (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour lithograph

Marks and inscriptions

"The Secret/ Lives/ of/ Civilization's/ public/ enemies"

Paramount Pictures Inc.
[with Paramount's blue mountain logo]


Descriptive line

"The Hitler Gang" Poster for Paramount Pictures film directed by John Farrow. The rise of Hitler presented in gangster film style. USA, 1944.

Production Note

for posting in American movie cinemas


Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Cinema; Film; Prison; Espionage; Politics; Barbed wire; Propaganda; Guns; Swastika; Spy fiction


Prints; Propaganda; Posters


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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