The Boys from Brazil

D: Franklin J. Schaffner
20th Century Fox (Martin Richards & Stanley O'Toole)
USA/UK 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 1978
123 mins


W: Heywood Gould [based on the novel by Ira Levin]
DP: Henri Decae
Ed: Robert E. Swink
Mus: Jerry Goldsmith
PD: Gil Parrando
Cos: Anthony Mendelson

Gregory Peck (Josef Mengele), Laurence Olivier (Ezra Lieberman), James Mason (Eduard Seibert), Lilli Palmer (Esther Lieberman), Uta Hagen (Frieda Maloney), Rosemary Harris (Mrs. Doring), John Rubinstein (David Bennett), Steve Guttenberg (Barry Kohler)

A renegade Nazi hatches a plot to clone Adolf Hitler as young boys and give birth to a new Third Reich.
It's a very thrilling, suspenseful film with a memorable ending, but it drags a bit in the middle which gives the movie a rather unnecessary long running time and makes the narrative a little messy. Despite this, the performances are excellent, including Steve Guttenberg in an early small role, but the leading pair of Gregory Peck and Laurence Olivier are quite unforgettable.

Gregory Peck in The Boys From Brazil
Gregory Peck in The Boys From Brazil