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The kidnapping . . . . The masquerade . . . The murder trial . . . . Perhaps the most suspenseful shocker of our time.
Arthur Goldman is a rich Jewish industrialist, living in luxury in a Manhattan high-rise. He banters with his assistant Charlie... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Maximilian Schell obituary
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Maximilian Schell obituary
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Oscar Winner Maximillian Schell Dead At Age 83
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  (in credits order)

Maximilian Schell ... Arthur Goldman

Lois Nettleton ... Miriam Rosen

Lawrence Pressman ... Charlie Cohn

Luther Adler ... Presiding Judge
Lloyd Bochner ... Dr. Churchill
Robert H. Harris ... Dr. Weisburger

Henry Brown ... Jack
Norbert Schiller ... Dr. Schmidt
Berry Kroeger ... Joachim Berger

Leonardo Cimino ... Dr. Alvarez

Connie Sawyer ... Mrs. Levi
Leonidas Ossetynski ... Samuel Weisberg (as Leonidas Ossettynski)
David Nash ... Rami
Martin Berman ... Uri
Richard Rasof ... Moshe
Sy Kramer ... Rudin
Allyson Ames ... Alita Poe
Laura Campbell ... Gwen Purfield

Jennifer Lee ... Lauren Shavelson
Jackie Stoloff ... Lady Bea Jutland (as Jackie Stolof)
Diana Walker ... Doretta O'Reilly

Morris Buchanan ... Gym Attendant
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Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
Writing credits
Edward Anhalt (screenplay)

Robert Shaw  play (uncredited)

Produced by
Mort Abrahams .... executive producer
Ely A. Landau .... producer
Cinematography by
Sam Leavitt 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
Casting by
Joe Scully 
Production Design by
Joel Schiller 
Set Decoration by
Leonard A. Mazzola  (as Lenny Mazzola)
Costume Design by
John A. Anderson 
Makeup Department
Charlene Johnson .... hair stylist
Stan Winston .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jim Di Gangi .... production supervisor
Robert J. Koster .... production manager
Henry T. Weinstein .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Koster .... first assistant director
Lee Rafner .... second assistant director
Art Department
Peter Bankins .... leadman
Sidney H. Greenwood .... property master (as Syd Greenwood)
Delbert Diener .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Fred Krajewski .... swingman (uncredited)
John La Salandra .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Dennis Maitland .... production sound
Donald O. Mitchell .... sound re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Richard Wagner .... production sound
Charles Sherlock .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John Englert .... key grip
Les Everson .... gaffer (as Leslie Everson)
John Gereghty .... still photographer
Ron McManus .... assistant camera
Al Myers .... camera operator
Ron Zarilla .... second assistant camera
Carlos Chiari .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Jim Lott .... best boy (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Garr .... costumer: women
Editorial Department
Gary Bell .... assistant editor
Transportation Department
Richard Enoch .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Marji Abrahams .... production assistant
Savas Alatis .... production assistant
Tony Alatis .... location manager
Jonathan Burrows .... production executive
Stephen A. Glanzrock .... production assistant: New York
Jim Kaufman .... production assistant
Dolores Rubin .... script supervisor
Elizabeth A. Shipman .... production secretary
Danny Steinmann .... production associate
Bob Yeager .... unit publicist
Adrian Anderson .... assistant auditor (uncredited)
Alan DeWitt .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Susan Frush-Itkin .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Bill King .... craft service (uncredited)
Connie Samler .... production auditor (uncredited)
Brenda White .... secretary to director (uncredited)

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117 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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The play 'The Man in the Glass Booth' originally opened on Broadway on 26 September 1968 and completed its run on 17 May 1969 after 264 performances.See more »
Factual errors: The X-ray that the attorney holds up is supposedly the defendant's shoulder. In fact it shows a woman's pelvis, with an IUD in place.See more »
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
One of the most intense movies of all time, 4 December 2003
Author: itaipu4 from peterborough, Canada

This 1975 production caught me off guard.The only reason I took it in was because of Maximillian Schell.Well let me tell you,WOW!! I thought Max was deserving of his oscar for Judgement at Nuremberg in spite of the intense competition that year.This is a movie that starts slowly,and your taken on a ride with Mr.Goldman,a surviving jew from the holocaust,who,is haunted by the stigma of why he survived,and his cynical outlook,on lack of action from the jews against the nazi inquisition,and absence of meaningful resistance.He uses mixed metaphors that his associates don't understand,because of his lack clearly explaining his torment.He delivers one liners,that no one knows what he

is referring to,and keeps this a dark secret,which,he has a morbid museum that is restricted to himself only.The intellect and knowledge of this rich developer is astounding.He expresses everything in outrageous terms,which forms part of his gregarious and likeable personality.Because of the death of his father in the camps,he feels responsible,and also blames the jews themselves,for this outrage to have happened.Max was nominated for this movie,which was not well distributed,in spite of this,his performance is stunning,captivating,and intensive.His humour is chillingly funny.Max gives a whole new outlook on analysis on every conceivable subject.During the trial stage,which he perpetuated,he defends himself in a unique way.He defends his admiration of Hitler,and,his contempt for the jewish people,who went away like sheep.His impersonation of Hitler,is astonishing and riveting.He nails down the body language to a chilling crescendo.He has set himself up as a colonel from the concentration camp,to mock and persecute his fellow jews for their lack of protest.The conclusion of this work by Robert Shaw,was certainly not predictable,I will not give it away.If you like razor sharp scripts and an incredible performance by Schell,this is a must see!!This movie is not for everyone,as the plot is rather complicated,perplexing and confined to 3 sets.Arthur Hiller directed this gem with solid fortitude and conviction.It is unfortunate that the present edited copy,not widely available,was changed,because the original I viewed was flawless.Mr.Shaw who we remember as Quint,in JAWS,retracted his name from the screenplay adapted from his play,because of the editing which cut scenes which had enough change to alter the personality of Mr.Goldman.Mr.Schell's Austrian accent has limited his parts,what a shame!!This movie is very cerebral,and is not for every taste. 11 out of 10

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