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Nuremberg Trials (1946)

Sud narodov (original title)
A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

Writer:

Boris Gorbatov (original text by) (as B. Gorbatov)
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Credited cast:
Francis Biddle Francis Biddle ... Self
Henri Donnedieu de Vabres Henri Donnedieu de Vabres ... Self
Karl Dönitz ... Self
Robert Falco Robert Falco ... Self
Hans Frank Hans Frank ... Self
Wilhelm Frick Wilhelm Frick ... Self
David Maxwell Fyfe David Maxwell Fyfe ... Self
Joseph Goebbels ... Self (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring ... Self
Rudolf Hess ... Self
Heinrich Himmler ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
Robert Jackson ... Self
Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl ... Self
Sir Geoffery Lawrence Sir Geoffery Lawrence ... Self
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A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

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Documentary | War

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The Major War Criminals' Trial were from the 20th November 1945 until the 01st of October 1946 followed by the Subsequent Trials from December 1946 to April 1949 in Courtroom number 600. See more »

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Preachy and heavy handed look at the trials of the Nazi leaders
31 January 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Soviet produced look at the trials that followed the fall of Germany.

Deadly serious, this film is almost too somber to be taken with a straight face since the narration often comes across as rather preachy and purple. Its pure propaganda in the "we were right to try these people" sort of way and is clearly biased against the defendants who had just set Europe aflame. The take is rather odd and unlike any thing that I've run across in American or in Western European films on the same subject. It seems to be trying to over explain why the leaders of Germany were tried, which in retrospect is painfully obvious. Its clear from the lean toward the Soviet take of events and of its lingering on the speeches by the Soviet prosecutors who was behind the film. Its not bad but the heavy handedness of the presentation becomes wearing after a while.

If you keep in mind when the film was made its an intriguing look at how the events were viewed during their own historical period. However its probably too long at an hour, with its ponderous preaching taking away from any value the film might have had.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

English | Russian | German

Release Date:

24 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nuremberg Trials See more »

Filming Locations:

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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