Hitler—Dead or Alive

The point, carefully made and unmistakable, is that killing Hitler is by no means the object but might improve Germany’s chances in the war, even.

Bosley Crowther of the New York Times nevertheless contrived to miss it altogether.

A brilliant, conscientious little masterpiece on three Yanks who go to Germany to do the job, a beer baron and two of his hoods out of Alcatraz (“income tax evasion”) for a million dollar reward, they’ve rubbed out rival gangsters before, and they do it again, not before shaving Schicklgruber’s upper lip.

“Munich,” says he, “birthplace of the Turd Reich.”