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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 18 December 1961 (Sweden)
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In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chief Judge Dan Haywood
... Dr. Ernst Janning
... Col. Tad Lawson
... Mrs. Bertholt
... Hans Rolfe
... Irene Hoffman
... Rudolph Petersen
... Capt. Harrison Byers
... Emil Hahn
... Judge Kenneth Norris
... Werner Lampe
Joseph Bernard ... Maj. Abe Radnitz
... Brig. Gen. Matt Merrin
... Sen. Burkette
... Mrs. Halbestadt
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It has been three years since the most important Nazi leaders had already been tried. This trial is about 4 judges who used their offices to conduct Nazi sterilization and cleansing policies. Retired American judge, Dan Haywood has a daunting task ahead of him. The Cold War is heating up and no one wants any more trials as Germany, and Allied governments, want to forget the past. But is that the right thing to do is the question that the tribunal must decide. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | War

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Also Known As:

El juicio de Nuremberg  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,000,000, 31 December 1961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,000,000, 31 December 1961
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Spencer Tracy loved Abby Mann's script and was adamant about his fellow cast members performing it exactly as written, "and that goes for this guy and this guy and this guy," he'd say on the set as he pointed to all the big stars. He complained to Mann angrily that Marlene Dietrich was having Billy Wilder rewrite all her lines. So when she arrived on the set one day with her script marked with "little changes," Mann tore it up on the spot and told her to go out and read her lines in his words. Tracy then got angry with Mann for being too demanding with Dietrich in front of the crew. See more »

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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 »

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Hans Rolfe: My Country, right or wrong.
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Liebeslied
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Music by Ernest Gold
Lyrics by Alfred Perry
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~One of the most Powerful Films ever made.~
14 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Judgement At Nurmeberg is a 1961 film about four Nazi Judges are in trial for crimes against humanity. Well let me just start out by saying that this is a very sad, powerful film. I was expecting it to be very boring and I guess I underestimated it. The film is also very well written, so well written that actually it makes you really think. I'm happy that it won an Oscar for writing.

The best quality about the film HAS to be the acting. Judy Garland, I think should of won a Supporting Actress. This is her finest performance ever, and I'm sad she didn't win one. Maximilian Schell gives the performance of a lifetime in his role as the defense attorney for the judges. He truly deserved his Oscar because he was very powerful. Spencer Tracy also gave a quite exceptional performance as he always had. (He isn't a Two-Time Oscar Winner for nothing. As for Montgomery Clift he deserved his Oscar Nomination. I am kind of ticked off that Marlene didn't get an Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actress. I always feel she is underrated.

As for Stanley Kramer (The Director) he had real talent and this film shows it. The 9-Time Oscar nominated Director should've of won an Oscar for Best Director for Judgement at Nuremberg. I hope his talent though will be remembered for many years to come.

My Overall Consensus is that the movie definitely succeeds due to the Extraordinary Performances and the Quite Exceptional Writing.

You Should see this Film. 10/10


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