Not Rated | | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.
Despite being ill with a kidney ailment and other problems exacerbated by his longstanding alcoholism, Spencer Tracy agreed to go to Germany for exterior location shooting and even worked hard when he returned to the studio set in Hollywood. Katharine Hepburn was reportedly with him throughout the production, keeping an eye on him and caring for him. Tracy's biggest fear was that he would not be able to remember his lines. Stanley Kramer made special arrangements in the shooting schedule to keep Tracy from getting tired, such as agreeing to a contract stipulation that the actor would finish work promptly at 5:00 every day.
We must forget if we want to go on living.
When the defendants are shown entering the courtroom, they are seen entering from another, brightly lit, nondescript room. When the last has entered the courtroom, the MP closes the door between them. The real courtroom had an elevator, with a sliding door, which brought defendants to the courtroom from the basement.
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