|Enemy of Women|
|Directed by||Alfred Zeisler|
|Screenplay by||Alfred Zeisler|
Herbert O. Phillips
|Produced by||W. R. Frank|
|Edited by||Douglas Bagier|
|Music by||Artur Guttmann|
W. R. Frank Productions
|Distributed by||Monogram Pictures|
Enemy of Women is a 1944 American anti-Nazi propaganda film directed by Alfred Zeisler. The lead character is Joseph Goebbels, played by Paul Andor.
Paul Joseph Goebbels, a down-on-his-luck playwright, boards with German military pensioner Colonel Eberhardt Brandt. While there, Goebbels falls in love with Brandt's daughter, Maria, an aspiring actress who does not return his affections. When Goebbels tries to kiss Maria, Col. Brandt kicks him out of the house, demanding Paul never return. Then Goebbels attends a rally and hears Hitler speak. This inspires him to joins the Nazis, where he achieves great success. Later, as propaganda minister, Goebbels manipulates Maria's career to her benefit, but again attempts to force her into a relationship. Maria again rejects him, and he uses his power to blacklist her.
Enemy of Women was originally released November 10, 1944. 
Bosley Crowther of The New York Times called it lurid and "pitifully unprofessional in virtually every way".  John Sinnot of DVD Talk rated it 3/5 stars and wrote, "While Enemy of Women won't win any awards as an exemplary example of war time propaganda, it does have a certain charm to it and is very interesting to watch." 
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