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Abby Mann (written by)
Abby Mann (based on his original story by)
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Release Date:
18 December 1961 (Sweden) See more »
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Tagline:
More than a motion picture...It is an overwhelming experience in human emotion you will never forget! See more »
Plot:
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 2 Oscars. Another 17 wins & 21 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the most thrilling and thought provoking movie of all times See more (160 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Spencer Tracy ... Chief Judge Dan Haywood

Burt Lancaster ... Dr. Ernst Janning

Richard Widmark ... Col. Tad Lawson

Marlene Dietrich ... Mrs. Bertholt

Maximilian Schell ... Hans Rolfe

Judy Garland ... Irene Hoffman

Montgomery Clift ... Rudolph Petersen

William Shatner ... Capt. Harrison Byers

Werner Klemperer ... Emil Hahn
Kenneth MacKenna ... Judge Kenneth Norris
Torben Meyer ... Werner Lampe
Joseph Bernard ... Maj. Abe Radnitz
Alan Baxter ... Brig. Gen. Matt Merrin

Edward Binns ... Sen. Burkette
Virginia Christine ... Mrs. Halbestadt
Otto Waldis ... Pohl

Karl Swenson ... Dr. Heinrich Geuter
Martin Brandt ... Friedrich Hofstetter

Ray Teal ... Judge Curtiss Ives

John Wengraf ... Dr. Karl Wieck
Ben Wright ... Halbestadt

Howard Caine ... Hugo Wallner
Olga Fabian ... Mrs. Elsa Lindnow
Paul Busch ... Schmidt
Bernard Kates ... Max Perkins
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Baker ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Brandon Beach ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Waiter at Court Lounge (uncredited)
Chet Brandenburg ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Asher Brauner ... Translator (uncredited)
Sheila Bromley ... Mrs. Ives (uncredited)
John Clarke ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Courtroom Spectator at Verdict (uncredited)
Sayre Dearing ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Bobby Gilbert ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Herman Hack ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Shep Houghton ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
William Meader ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Courtroom Officer (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Assistant Defense Attorney (uncredited)

Ed Nelson ... Captain at Nightclub Announcing Call-up of Officers (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... German Prisoner in Cafeteria (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ... Waiter (uncredited)
Rudy Solari ... Interpreter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... German Prisoner in Cafeteria (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... German Counsel (uncredited)
Jana Taylor ... Elsa Scheffler (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kramer 
 
Writing credits
Abby Mann (written by)

Abby Mann (based on his original story by)

Montgomery Clift  uncredited

Produced by
Stanley Kramer .... producer
Philip Langner .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Ernest Gold (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Frederic Knudtson (film editor)
 
Casting by
James Lister (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Set Decoration by
George Milo (set decoration)
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup
 
Production Management
Clem Beauchamp .... production manager
 
Art Department
Art Cole .... property master
 
Sound Department
Walter Elliott .... sound editor
Jean L. Speak .... sound engineer (as James Speak)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don L. Carstensen .... chief gaffer
Martin Kashuk .... assistant company grip
Morris Rosen .... company grip
Charles F. Wheeler .... camera operator (as Charles Wheeler)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joe King .... costumes
Jean Louis .... gowns: Ms. Dietrich's
 
Music Department
Art Dunham .... music editor
Robert Tracy .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pia Arnold .... crew: German
Richard Eglseder .... crew: German (as R. Eglseder)
Egon Haedler .... crew: German
Lyn Hannes .... crew: German
Albrecht Hennings .... crew: German
Hubert Karl .... crew: German
Stanley Kramer .... presenter
L. Ostermeier .... crew: German
Richard Richtsfeld .... crew: German (as R. Richtsfeld)
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Ivan Volkman .... assistant to the director
Laci von Ronay .... crew: German (as Laci Ronay)
Hannelore von Winterfeld .... crew: German (as Hannelore Winterfeld)
Frank Winterstein .... crew: German
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
186 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S (1990) | Finland:K-16 (1961) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Netherlands:16 (2010) | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | USA:TV-14 | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #19930) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
It is mentioned that Mrs. Bertholt's husband, a German army general, was executed for his role in "the Malmedy incident". In 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, German SS forces captured a unit of American soldiers near Malmedy, Belgium. Instead of sending them to a POW camp, the prisoners were trucked to an open field, where they were unloaded, herded into the middle of the field and then machine-gunned, killing 84 of them. After the war several German officers involved in the incident were convicted of war crimes and imprisoned, although none were executed.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: At the end of the movie a graphic states that 99 people were tried and sentenced at Nuremberg and that by the date of the movie (1961) none remained in prison. Some critics have pointed out that Deputy Fuehrer Rudolf Hess was tried at Nuremberg, found guilty on two of four counts charged (crimes against peace and conspiracy) and sentenced to life in 1946. He died in 1987 still imprisoned in Spandau Prison. Yet the caption in the film states that the statistic refers only to the Nuremberg trials "held in the American sector." Hess and the other major defendants were tried by the International Military Tribunal (with judges and prosecutors from each of the four victorious Allied powers). After this major trial, other trials were held in each of the four occupation sectors. By 1961, all of the defendants sentenced in the American trials were indeed free; the graphic is therefore correct.See more »
Quotes:
Hans Rolfe:I'll make you a wager...
Judge Dan Haywood:I don't make wagers.
Hans Rolfe:[chuckles] A gentleman's wager... in five years, the men you sentenced to life imprisonment will be free.
Judge Dan Haywood:Herr Rolfe, I have admired your work in the court for many months. You are particularly brilliant in your use of logic...
[Rolfe nods with an appreciative smile]
Judge Dan Haywood:-so, what you suggest may very well happpen. It *is* logical, in view of the times in which we live. *But to be logical is not to be right*, and *nothing* on God's earth could ever *make it* right!
[...]
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Referenced in Color Me Kubrick (2005)See more »
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46 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
One of the most thrilling and thought provoking movie of all times, 9 October 2006
Author: ali ilyas (mianaliilyas786@hotmail.com) from Lahore, Pakistan

I have always been fond of Stanley Kramer's work , but this movie proved to be quite extraordinary and exceptional .The movie has every thing you can desire and human sentiments are at there level best. The plot is written by Abby Mann who won best screenplay Oscar from that and quite deserving one. The story based on Nuremberg trials held after fall of Nazi's in Germany but this movie is nice blend of history with fiction as the major characters were fictional but the evidences and indictments presented in the trial ever authentic and truly depicts the conditions of Nazi occupied Germany. The most intriguing thing of the movie was the true representation of aftermaths of Nazi's occupation in Germany and the feeling of German toward the trial and immaculate direction of Kramer made possible to convey these types of sentiment on cinema for the very first time. The cast was also fascinating with big names like Tracy and surely he did justice with his role as he was very compelling and humble as Judge Haywood. Maximilian Schell was at his best as a compassionate enthusiastic zealous and patriotic attorney to defend the dignity of Nation. He won best actor Oscar for his role. Montgomery Clift was also the one who made this movie special as he played a role of feeble minded sterile man who was nominated for best actor in supporting role though he only played for 9 min in the movie. Burt Lancaster gave one of the most extraordinary cinematic performances as Ernst Janning. This is one of those movies which provokes our mentality and also our morality and is a treat to watch.

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