Not Rated | | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.
Perhaps fearing he wouldn't be able to perform some of Mann's longer passages of dialogue, Montgomery Clift asked Stanley Kramer if he could change some of the dialogue where necessary. Kramer told him he could have a certain amount of flexibility.
Today, you sentence me! Tomorrow, the Bolsheviks sentence you!
At the end of the movie a graphic states that 99 people were tried and sentenced at Nuremberg and that by the date of the movie (1961) none remained in prison. Some critics have pointed out that Nuremberg defendants Rudolf Hess and others were still imprisoned in Spandau. However, Hess and the other major defendants were tried by the International Military Tribunal (with judges and prosecutors from each of the four victorious Allied powers). The caption in the film states that the statistic refers only to the Nuremberg trials "held in the American sector." By 1961, all of the defendants sentenced in the American trials were indeed free; the graphic is therefore correct.
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