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10 Ratings

The Devil's General

Des Teufels General

Directed by Helmut Käutner
West Germany, 1955
Drama, War


This 1955 film is an adaptation of the eponymous play by Carl Zuckmayer, which tells the story of renegade general Harras of the German Luftwaffe, who during World War II openly criticizes the Nazi regime. As a consequence, he is put under surveillance and even imprisoned for a brief period of time.

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The Devil's General Directed by Helmut Käutner

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1955 | Winner: Best Actor (Volpi Cup)

German Film Awards

1955 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Silver)

1955 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Silver)

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