Not Rated | | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.
Burt Lancaster was paid 750,000 dollars for his part, Spencer Tracy earned 400,000 dollars, and Montgomery Clift reputedly did his role for free.
Capt. Harrison Byers:
I trust you'll be comfortable in this room, sir.
Judge Dan Haywood: Captain, I have no doubt that the entire state of Maine would be comfortable in this room!
The American judges and German defendants speak through an interpreter. At first, there is a substantial delay in the dialogue while the translation takes place but eventually the reactions becomes nearly instantaneous (for example, when the judge says "You may be seated", the defendants sit down right away without waiting for translation). The translation delays were likely dropped to keep the movie from dragging.
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