Awesome, but too powerful to watch very often.
over 7 years
A powerful drama that helped put the Holocaust into a much needed perspective.
Does an excellent job of capturing post-WWII sentiments in newly-divided Germany.
Superb film. Worth watching just for Montgomery Clift's Oscar-nominated 9 minute cameo.
Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American drama film dealing with the Holocaust and the Post-World War II Nuremberg Trials. It was written by Abby Mann, directed by Stanley Kramer, and starred Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner and Montgomery Clift. An earlier adaptation had been broadcast as a television episode of Playhouse 90. Schell and Klemperer played the same roles in this version as well. It was among the first films to be made about the Holocaust.
The film depicts the trial of certain judges who served during the Nazi regime in Germany. The film was inspired by the Judges' Trial before the Nuremberg Military Tribunal in 1947, where four of the defendants were sentenced to life in prison. A key thread in the film's plot involves a "race defilement" trial known as the "Feldenstein case". In this fictionalized case, based on the real life Katzenberger Trial, an elderly Jewish man was...