Hansel!!!


That dachshund was so cute. I loved the part when I think it was Franz Ebbing said something to the effect that he, Bogart, and Hansel will die. Then the camera went to Hansel's face, I started laughing so hard.

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Hansel! He's so hot right now!

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um, SPOILER.. Do you think, maybe, poor Hansel somehow survived being blown up and swam back to Germany?

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um, SPOILER.. Do you think, maybe, poor Hansel somehow survived being blown up and swam back to Germany?

Absolutely! But since he has such short legs he just arrived last Tuesday!

cinefreak

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After Bogart swerves the boat to avoid crashing, the camera is too high to see Hansel at all. Afterward, when Bogart jumps ship, Hansel is not seen in the boat. I like to think he fell off the boat when Bogart swerved. He didn't want to be a Nazi after all.

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My mother lived in Yorktown in NYC which was a large German community; there was a lot of tension during the war (naturally I suppose) anyway I remember that she told me she saw a bunch of men beating a dachshund with bats on the street.
Jay

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" beating a dachshund"
That's awful! And Hansel didn't even know he was a Nazi.

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I can't believe they blew up the poor wiener dog!!!! Grrr!!!!!!!!!!

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Agreed. The ending would have been better if Bogie had the pooch in his arms while explaining the ending at police HQ.

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Being a volunteer at an animal shelter, I love the idea of Bogie holding Hansel at the Police Station.

What are you gonna do? Kill me? Every body Dies. John Garfield (Body and Soul)

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Bogie was, in real life, a dog lover. His "Zero" appeared as "Pard" in "High Sierra". I wish he would have rescued him, too.

That's awful about that beating in Yorktown.

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You mean you didn't see the sequel that came out last year? I believe it was called "All Through the Half-Century and a Decade or So". A very old dachshund is seen paddling to the shores of Hamburg. A 110 year old woman sees him and exclaims, "Ach!! Hansel!! Du lebst!!". And they all go home for a dinner of knockwurst and Kibbles and Bits.

cinefreak

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I agree with you. Hansel, alive, would have been a sure fit with the tone of this movie.

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Then the camera went to Hansel's face,


It's been a long time since I've seen it but did Hansel's ears go back when he heard the word "die?"


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If they had spoofed this in a Tex Avery cartoon, they'd show the boat blowing up and a bunch of hot dogs flying in the air and landing smooothly on a vendor cart.

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