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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:
When films like this can be made....... 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:
Montgomery Clift had a habit of cutting his hair very short when he was between films and would not work until it had grown back. In fact, his scene in this film was shot right after getting one of those haircuts. He also had so much trouble remembering his lines, the scene had to be re-shot many times. Director Stanley Kramer finally gave up and told Clift to ad lib his lines, saying that this would help to convey the confusion in his character's mind while he was being questioned on the witness stand. "Monty seemed to calm down after this," Kramer later recalled. "He wasn't always close to the script, but whatever he said fitted in perfectly, and he came through with as good a performance as I had hoped."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The US Army collar insignia appears, disappears and reappears sometimes in the same scene.See more »
Quotes:
Ernst Janning:There was a fever over the land. A fever of disgrace, of indignity, of hunger. We had a democracy, yes, but it was torn by elements within. Above all, there was fear. Fear of today, fear of tomorrow, fear of our neighbors, and fear of ourselves. Only when you understand that - can you understand what Hitler meant to us...See more »
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Du, du liegst mir im HerzenSee more »

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93 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
When films like this can be made......., 6 October 2005
Author: stanford-4 from London, England

If this is not considered as one of THE great films of all time, then all of us film fans should pack up bags and go home I cannot fault anyone, any scene, anything in this film. The dialogue races along in its smooth yet supremely captivating style. You grab a film like this, see a whole host of famous actors, and wonder if such a mix could ever work. It does, believe me, it really, really does.

Tracy. He was given the most powerful of dialogues, he presents it to us in a way that does not shout at you, yet holds you in a vice like grip every time he comes on screen. With his characteristic method of looking down whilst talking, hands in pocket, that small sly look up that he does, vintage Spencer, just how you would imagine a judge to be, or should be.

The supporting cast, again, never lets the film down. Some have the opportunity to step up a notch, Snell, Widmark, and others play their roles in a more subtle manner, Garland and Dietrich. And others just wipe away the floor with their presence, Clift and Lancaster for example.

And the story by Abby Mann - incredible.

Shot in black and white, it makes you think, it makes you smile, it will make you sad, and in the end you will be all the better for having seen one of the greatest films ever made, you will be richer for the experience, and you will be wiser.

You will also be able to say that you saw what Hollywood can do, you saw what great actors can do when put amongst their peers and are not 'stars' of a movie but are part of a larger ensemble.

And you will also see why this particular group were, genuinely, the very best Hollywood had to offer, period.

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