The City Without Jews (1932)

The City Without Jews
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 10mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords silent
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
H K Breslauer Director n/a 2 2000001
Hugo Breslauer Source Material (from novel) ("The City Without Jews") 120793 4000001
Based on Hugo Breslauer's best-selling satire, this 1924 picture acts as a cinematic premonition of sorts, as it successfully predicts a grizzly, anticipated truth which would, indeed, happen years later--the rise of Nazism and the havoc it would reek, therein. The story reveals anticipated rhetoric and racial laws by offering an anti-Semitic fantasy in which a future Austrian chancellor expels the nation's Jews, only to watch the economy sputter, hospitals collapse, and cultural life grind to a halt.