Judgment at Nuremberg
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Although MGM's DVD is NOT anamorphically enhanced, it delivers a very smooth image that will surely not disappoint. The B&W picture is remarkably clean, with minimal film grain, accurately rendered contrast levels, deep solid blacks and very clean whites.Read more ›
Spencer Tracey heads the star studded cast as American justice Dan Haywood. The Nuremberg trials have been going on for a while and all the high profile cases have been decided. Left are the minor defendants.
What writer Abby Mann has decided to explore is where does the blame and responsibility stop. He explores it from two points of view, minor officials and the general citizens.
Dan Haywood knows that he wasn't the first choice, nor even the tenth. But he is going to take his job as serious as if he was the first choice.
The defendants are judges Emil Hahn (Werner "Hogan's Heroes" Klemperer), Friederich Hoffsteder, Werner Lamper and Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster).
The prosecutor (Richard Widmark) is US Army and the defense attorney (Maximilian Schell) is a young German attorney/
The key witnesses are Rudolph Peterson (Montgomery Clift), a slightly slow baker's helper who was sterilized and Irene Hoffman (Judy Garland), who as a girl was sterilized for consorting with a Jew - the man was executed.
Justice Haywood tried to understand the public atmosphere through his servants and the woman who used to live at the house he is living at, Mrs. Bertol (Marlene Dietrich).
This film brings up many questions of when do you follow the law and when do you go refuse to enforce or follow unjust laws. The original teleplay was written just after the McCarthy hearings. This was a direct attack on what happened during the hearings. But it has grown to something bigger. The basic premise is when can you follow blatantly unjust laws and say you were just following orders.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The director is Stanley Kramer. Plus a wonderful cast. Judy Garland, Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster and much of it is filmed in Germany.Published 2 months ago by Russ G.
I saw the movie years ago and wanted to add it to my collection of classic movies. It has such a message that is so masterly portrayed it is hard not to be concerned of it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Anthony L Milano
An overwrought story about people who were minor players or only tangential to the horrors associated with Nazism. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Clifford F. Thies
What is the best movie ever made? Citizen Kane? Gone with Wind? Wizard of Oz? Nope. Nope and nope. It's this one! Read morePublished 8 months ago by goodoldmac
A classic conceived, acted and filmed!!
At a time in the world today when again people are being persecuted, enslaved and murdered for their heritage and their religious... Read more
An all-star cast (including a young William Shatner) and a classic of the cinema. This is movie making as it should be—thought-provoking, profound, informative, entertaining. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ricardo Mio
This is by far the best movie out on the subject, and I have seen them all. JSLPublished 11 months ago by Jack Sember Lewis
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