Search for the Evil One (1967)

Article 3576 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 5-10-2011
Posting Date: 5-30-2011
Directed by Joseph Kane
Featuring Lee Patterson, Lisa Pera, Henry Brandon
Country: USA
What it is: Hitler-is-still-alive action flick

A German Jew living in Argentina (who has kept his true identity and heritage a secret) is recruited to infiltrate a castle in the Andes that is believed to harbor Adolf Hitler.

Unless you’re a subscriber to certain conspiracy theories, movies about Hitler being alive and planning a fourth Reich would go under the heading of alternate universes, or at least speculative fiction, which is no doubt why this movie is included here. Unless you’re partial to either low-budget drive-in action fare or really want to see Pitt Herbert chew the scenery as Hitler, there’s probably little reason to catch this piece of nonsense; the movie is utterly predictable and has no real surprises. The movie also features H.M. Wynant, who had a long career in television and recently appeared in a few movies helmed by Larry Blamire.


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