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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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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 »
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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)
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)
Reed Howes ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Colin Kenny ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
William Meader ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Courtroom Officer (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Assistant Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Ralph Moratz ... Army Major at trial (uncredited)
George Nardelli ... Courtroom Spectator (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)
Mitchell Rhein ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Norbert Schiller ... Waiter (uncredited)
Rudy Solari ... Interpreter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... German Prisoner in Cafeteria (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Courtroom Spectator (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 
 
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 
 
Costume Design by
Joe King 
 
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)
Phil Stern .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Louis .... gowns: Ms. Dietrich
 
Music Department
Art Dunham .... music editor
Paul Salamunovich .... choral singer: uncredited
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:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono | Mono (Westrex)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | 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:
Judy Garland and Montgomery Clift became close friends during filming. Clift hung around an extra week after his scene was completed, so he was able to sit in the corner and watch Garland do her scenes. (It also greatly inflated his "expenses only" agreement). As she broke down on the stand, he wept openly. When she finished her take, he went over to Stanley Kramer, his eyes and cheeks still wet with tears, and said, "You know, she did that scene all wrong."See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When William Shatner's character (Capt. Byers) swears in Montgomery Clift, the Clift character (Peterson) fails to use the headphones, yet answers the question as if he understood the oath. There was no indication that Byers spoke German nor that Peterson, who was feeble minded, spoke English.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 happen. 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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Color Me Kubrick (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Wenn wir marschierenSee more »

FAQ

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I must be feeble-minded. I didn't get the feeble-minded test.
Where exactly is Nuremberg?
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89 out of 119 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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