Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
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After the end of World War II, the world gradually became aware of the full extent of the war crimes perpetrated by the Third Reich. In 1948, a series of trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany, by an international tribunal, headed by American legal and military officials, with the intent of bringing to justice those guilty of crimes against humanity. However, by that time most of the major figures of the Nazi regime were either dead or long missing, and in the resulting legal proceedings
Dec 19, 1961 Wide
Sep 7, 2004
Judge Dan Haywood
Col. Tad Lawson
Capt. Harrison Byers
Judge Kenneth Norris
Judge Curtiss Ives
Joseph E. Bernard
Maj. Abe Radnitz
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There are no surprises in the direction, and Abby Mann's screenplay plays the expected tunes, but there's enough conviction on display to reward a patient spectator.
Most powerful for its subtle and shaded characterizations of both victim and victimizer.
Important fictionalized intense courtroom drama, which at times was engrossing.
Abordando o complexo tema com honestidade, inteligência e humanidade, esta obra-prima repleta de atuações inesquecíveis é um atestado da capacidade do Cinema em servir não só como retrato de nossa História, mas como profunda reflexão sobre a mesma.
A rare cinematic exploration of the messy, difficult aftermath of evaluating culpability, not only for the Nazi masterminds, but also for innumerable officials and functionaries…
An eloquent snapshot of the way that the ground was shifting--in both the Nuremberg of 1948 and the Tinsel Town of 1961.
In the grand tradition of courtroom dramas, Nuremberg has the distinction of being probably the most "important" of them all - even if it's not the most blatantly entertaining
Audience Reviews for Judgment at Nuremberg
- Gen. Merrin: To Lawson: Look, I'm not your commanding officer. I can't influence your decision, and I don't want to. But I want to give this to you, and I want to give it to you straight. We need the help of the German people. And you don't get the help of the German people...by sentencing their leaders to stiff prison sentences. The thing to do is survive, isn't it? Survive as best we can, but survive.
- Hans Rolfe: Why did we succeed, Your Honor? What about the rest of the world? Did it not know the intentions of the Third Reich? Did it not hear the words of Hitler's broadcasts all over the world? Did it not read his intentions in Mein Kampf...published in every corner of the world? Where is the responsibility of the Soviet Union...who signed in the pact with Hitler...enabled him to make war? Are we now to find Russia guilty? Where is the responsibility of the Vatican...who signed in the concordat with Hitler...giving him his first tremendous prestige? Are we now to find the Vatican guilty? Where is the responsibility of the world leader Winston Churchill...who said in an open letter to the London Times in : 'Were England to suffer a national disaster, I should pray to God...to send a man of the strength of mind and will of an Adolf Hitler.' Are we now to find Winston Churchill guilty? Where is the responsibility of those American industrialists...who helped Hitler to rebuild his armaments, and profited by that rebuilding? Are we now to find the American industrialists guilty? No, Your Honor. Germany alone is not guilty. The whole world is as responsible for Hitler as Germany.
- Col. Tad Lawson: 'The hare was shot by the hunter in the field.' It's really quite simple.
- Capt. Harrison Byers: Colonel, I think we ought to be going.
- Judge Dan Haywood: Yes, we really shouldn't be discussing this.
- Col. Tad Lawson: No, Judge. We're fair Americans, and true-blue. We mustn't do anything that's out of order.
- Mme. Bertholt: I wish you understood German. The words are very beautiful. Very sad. Much sadder than the English words.
- Col. Tad Lawson: We beat the greatest war machine since Alexander the Great.
- Mme. Bertholt: My husband was a military man all his life. He was entitled to a soldier's death. He asked for that. I tried to get that for him, just that, that he would die with some honor. I went from official to official. I begged for that. That he be permitted the dignity of a firing squad. You know what happened? He was hanged with the others... and after that, I knew what it was to hate. I never left the house, I never left the room. I drank. I hated with every fiber of my being. I hated every American I had ever known.
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