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Director:
Writers:
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:
A Film Of Enduring Value See more (156 total) »

Cast

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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)
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)
Herman Hack ... Concert Attendee (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... 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)
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)
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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 artist
 
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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Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:S (1990) | Finland:K-16 (1961) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | 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:
Filmed in Nuremberg itself.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The northwest corner of the concentration camp map, around Belgium and the Netherlands, shows about three extra countries.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Wenn wir marschierenSee more »

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78 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
A Film Of Enduring Value, 8 May 2005
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

They say that time heals all heartache. In the case of the Third Reich, I'm not sure that the old saying is true. Out of respect for the Holocaust victims, and as an important history lesson, there's something to be said for not forgetting the evils of Hitler. Fortunately, we have this great film to help us not forget.

"Judgment At Nuremberg" is a dramatization of one of the many real life post WWII Nuremberg trials of high ranking Nazis. Most of the film focuses on the 1948 courtroom trial of four judges who helped to carry out Hitler's decrees. As part of the prosecution's case against the judges, real life, graphic film footage showing the horrors of the death camps engenders a gut level impression that is both powerful and persuasive. The film thus educates viewers in ways that a dry textbook of facts and figures never could.

But there's more to the film than the trial. In other parts of Nuremberg we see ordinary Germans trying to get on with their lives as best they can, three years after the war's end, in a bombed out and bleak city. One of these persons is Madame Bertholt (Marlene Dietrich), the wife of a dead German soldier. In contrast to the harsh and contentious trial, Madame Bertholt's kindness toward the tribunal's lead judge, Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy), provides an example of the innocence and decency of ordinary Germans, and thus adds a softer, more contemplative perspective to the ordeal. In these non-courtroom scenes, the melancholy background music and the soft production lighting create a mood of depression and sadness.

I find very little to criticize in this three hour film. Perhaps the plot could have been clearer in identifying the legal counsel of three of the four defendants. And maybe in those scenes wherein the four defendants conversed among themselves, the dialogue should have been in German, not English. But these are trivial points. Overall, this is a film that is well written and directed, a film with credible actors giving stellar performances, and most of all, a film that assures preservation of that era's historic significance, with a political and social message that has enduring value.

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