In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.
|Release Date||:||December 1, 1961|
|Production Company||:||United Artists, Roxlom Films|
|Production Countries||:||Germany, United States of America|
|Director||:||Stanley Kramer, Marshall Schlom, Ivan Volkman|
|Writers||:||Abby Mann, Montgomery Clift|
|Casts||:||Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Edward Binns, Werner Klemperer, Torben Meyer, Martin Brandt, William Shatner, Kenneth MacKenna, Alan Baxter, John Wengraf, Karl Swenson, Howard Caine, Bess Flowers, Joseph Bernard, Virginia Christine, Otto Waldis, Ray Teal, Ben Wright, Olga Fabian, Paul Busch, Bernard Kates, Frank Baker, Brandon Beach, Joseph Crehan, Sayre Dearing, Sam Harris, Shep Houghton, Reed Howes, William Meader, Colin Kenny, George Nardelli, Waclaw Rekwart, Jack Stoney, Oscar Beregi Jr., Norbert Schiller, Chet Brandenburg, Herman Hack, Sheila Bromley, Harold Miller, Hans Moebus, Ed Nelson, William H. O'Brien, Rudy Solari, Bert Stevens, Hal Taggart, Jana Taylor, Ralph Moratz, Tony Regan, Dick Cherney, Norman Stevans|
|Plot Keywords||:||judge, concentration camp, world war ii, nazis, court case, national socialism, national socialist party, nuremberg trials, right and justice, trial|
Probably one of the best movies on Justice and Nazism. Probably one of the best performances of actors that I know. Probably one of best pictures of the post war... and yet almost forgotten as if sacrificed on the altar of the cold war.
Too intellectual and too realistic, not enough young and fresh heroes.... Pointing an accusing finger where nobody wanted it to be pointed for so many years.
This movie is a compelling experience and historically so true. Watch it now and keep it for your children.