Not Rated | | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.
This is one of only seven films to receive more than one Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. In this instance, Maximilian Schell and Spencer Tracy were so nominated. The other six films were Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) for which Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone were all nominated, From Here to Eternity (1953) for which Montgomery Clift and Burt Lancaster were nominated, Becket (1964) for which Peter O'Toole... ...
Judge Dan Haywood:
Janning, to be sure, is a tragic figure. We believe he *loathed* the evil he did. But compassion for the present torture of his soul must not beget forgetfulness of the torture and death of millions by the government of which he was a part. ...
The housekeeper, Mrs. Halbestadt, says that Mrs. Bertholt's husband was executed in connection with the Malmedy massacre during the Battle of the Bulge. Although many Germans were found guilty for the massacre and some were sentenced to death, none of them was ever actually executed.
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13
By Ludwig van Beethoven
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