WriterFalk Harnack, Werner Jorg Luddecke, Gunther Weisenborn Initial releaseJune 21, 1955 (West Germany) ScreenplayFalk Harnack, Gunther Weisenborn, Werner Jorg Luddecke CastWolfgang Preiss (Oberst Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg), Annemarie Düringer (Hildegard Klee), Robert Freitag (Hauptmann Lindner), Fritz Tillmann (General Henning von Tresckow), Werner Hinz (Generaloberst Ludwig Beck), Paul Esser (Generalfeldmarschall Erwin von Witzleben) Similar moviesIt Happened on July 20th (1955)
The Plot to Assassinate Hitler (German: Der 20. Juli) is a German feature film produced by CCC Film on the failed 20 July 1944 attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Falk Harnack directed and co-wrote the 1955 film's script with Günther Weisenborn. Wolfgang Preiss won the German Federal Film Award for his role as the rebel army officer, Claus von Stauffenberg.
The film has a realism that comes close to the style of a documentary. Release of the film amounted to a race competition against G. W. Pabst's film, Es geschah am 20. Juli, (English title, Jackboot Mutiny), released in the same year, dealing with the same subject.