It has been three years since the most important Nazi leaders had already been tried. This trial is about 4 judges who used their offices to conduct Nazi sterilization and cleansing policies. Retired American judge, Dan Haywood has a daunting task ahead of him. The Cold War is heating up and no one wants any more trials as Germany, and Allied governments, want to forget the past. But is that the right thing to do is the question that the tribunal must decide. Written by
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Aside from his occasional off-camera pranks, Spencer Tracy took the work very seriously and expected others to do the same. When an actor playing one of the American judges continued to eat a pastrami sandwich between takes, Tracy blew up and said, "How the hell can we be passing judgment on four guys, imprisoning them for life for war crimes beyond comprehension, and knowing all that, how the hell can you munch on that sandwich?" See more »
Right after Richard Widmark states that "the defense rests", he sits down next to his assistant attorney. A moment later the assistant's arms have changed position and Widmark's hands have changed position. See more »
Col. Tad Lawson:
One thing about Americans, we're not cut out to be occupiers. We're new at it and not very good at it.
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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.
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