Colonel Paul KramerHe is a Colonel in the SS, and expects to be treated as such. Facts
Name: Paul Kramer
Actor: Anton Diffring
Role description:Important role
First appearance: 00:28: (On the courtyard)
Paul Kramer is born in Heidelberg, Germany. Like Smith, he studied at the University there, and one of his favorite teachers were Major Wilhelm Wilner. Comments
Anton Diffring's performance is good, but is he really the frightening nazi Colonel Kramer from the novel?
Colonel Paul Kramer: What do you take us for? You will also of course be reporting the unfortunate demise of major Smith.
Olaf Christiansen: Is he... dead?
Colonel Paul Kramer: We are not quite sure. It's being looked into right now.
Reichmarshal Julius Rosemeyer: Please, remember the important issue.
Colonel Paul Kramer: Yes, I think the situation has changed officially for you to give us the imformation we've been asking for.
General George Carnaby: Nothing's changed, Colonel.
Colonel Paul Kramer: Most unfortunate...
[von Hapen looks at Mary's ID-papers, presumably. Kramer steps in.]
Colonel Paul Kramer: Do you find anything interesting Major?
[von Hapen looks up a few seconds, then go on reading.]
Colonel Paul Kramer: I heard there were some excitement in the village tonight?
Major von Hapen: Oh, nothing very serious. Just the arrests of four or five deserters, that's all.
Colonel Paul Kramer: Not quite. Those were the orders that were put out. Actually they were five Brittish agents, dressed in German uniforms.
Major von Hapen: Brittish agents? Why wasn't I informed?
Colonel Paul Kramer: I'm informing you now, Major.
Major von Hapen: If you send out the orders, Colonel, then you must have known for some time who they were and that they were in this district.
Colonel Paul Kramer: We called you in your office and in your rooms. You were not there.
Major von Hapen: Colonel, I don't have to remind you, do I, that I'm in charge of all the Gestapo activities in this area and if there are foreign agents then I am to be informed at once!
Colonel Paul Kramer: You were not here, Major!
Major von Hapen: Then you find me, Colonel!
Colonel Paul Kramer: My duties is to inform you, but not to search every gasthaus in the village to locate you.
Major von Hapen: I know your duties... and you loyalties...
Colonel Paul Kramer: Let me remind you Major, that I'm a Colonel in the SS and not some Lieutenant whom you can frighten with your threats.
Major von Hapen: Your military rank and position are obvious to me, Colonel, and so are your attempts to discredit me before my superiors in Berlin!
Colonel Paul Kramer: If there is any discredit, you bring it upon yourself. Good night!