Not Rated | | Drama, War
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.
Mrs. Bertholt, played by Marlene Dietrich, is the widow of a German general who had been executed for war crimes. She bitterly recalls how her husband had asked to "die like a soldier" in front of a firing squad, but was denied. This identifies General Bertholt's real-life counterpart as field marshal Wilhelm Keitel, who requested this of the American tribunal before he was hanged at Nuremberg in 1946.
Judge Haywood... the reason I asked you to come: Those people, those millions of people... I never knew it would come to that. You *must* believe it, *You must* believe it!
Judge Dan Haywood: Herr Janning, it "came to that" the *first time* you sentenced a man to ...
When showing the concentration camp films, Colonel Lawson is standing in front of the screen. His shadow should be cast on the screen due to the projector's light, yet it's not visible. This suggests that the films were actually a rear projection.