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Watch on the Rhine

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Herman Shumlin

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About the Movie

Bette Davis and Paul Lukas star in this multiple Academy Award-nominated drama based on Lillian Hellman's daring play as adapted by the acclaimed Dashiell Hammett. As war threatens 1930s Europe, tireless anti-fascist crusader Kurt Muller (Lukas) keeps his underground activities a secret from his wife's (Davis) Washington, D.C., society mother and the other guests at her house, but a Rumanian aristocrat blackmails him, forcing Muller to kill him and flee back to Europe. Many critics hail Lukas's performance as one of the greatest in film history. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and the film was nominated for Best Picture (losing only to Casablanca), Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress (Lucile Watson), and Best Writing, Screenplay.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 5
  • Fresh: 4
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A fine, sincere, outspoken film. – Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Jan 31, 2012

Fresh: Watch on the Rhine is a distinguished picture. It is even better than its powerful original stage version. – Variety Staff, Variety, Jan 31, 2012

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Customer Reviews

America woke up

I love this movie and have watched it many times! This movie was made just as WWII was just breaking. America was blissfully happy while thousands of Europeans were dying for their freedom, families and countries. This is a marvelous story of just one European family waking up an American family to the atrocities going on right under there noses, and how much Americans were actually going to be affected by the evils going on across the Atlantic.

Watch on the Rhine

Wonderful movie!

Watch on the Rhine
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1943

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