Clips from the Planet Korda Pictures documentary “Hitler’s Irish Movies” produced for the RTE series Hidden History. Directed by Jeremiah Cullinane and produced by Bartolomeo Dibenedetto.
Hitler’s Irish Movies takes a look at two anti-English, “pro-Irish” propaganda feature films commissioned by Dr. Goebbels at the start of WWII.
Examining Goebbels’ special blend of melodrama and straight propaganda, the film considers the “Irish” movies in the context of other propaganda films, such as Ohm Kruger, Titanic, or Jud Süss. It asks why these films were produced, how they hoped to achieve their goal of turning the hearts of the German population against the English, and how they backfired when shown in the occupied territories.