Judgment at Nuremberg
Judgment at Nuremberg ★★★★ 1961
It's 1948 and a group of high-level Nazis are on trial for war crimes. Chief Justice Tracy must resist political pressures as he presides over the trials. Excellent performances throughout, especially by Dietrich and Garland. Considers to what extent an individual may be held accountable for actions committed under orders of a superior officer. Consuming account of the Holocaust and WWII; deeply moving and powerful. Based on a “Playhouse 90” TV program. 178m/B VHS, DVD . Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Montgomery Clift, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, William Shatner, Edward Binns, Werner Klemperer, Torben Meyer, Martin Brandt, Kenneth Mackenna, Alan Baxter, Ray Teal, Karl Swenson; D: Stanley Kramer; W: Abby Mann; C: Ernest Laszlo; M: Ernest Gold. Oscars ‘61: Actor (Schell), Adapt. Screenplay; Golden Globes ‘62: Actor—Drama (Schell), Director (Kramer); N.Y. Film Critics ‘61: Actor (Schell), Screenplay.