The Seventh Cross (1944)

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In this drama, seven captives escape from a Nazi concentration camp. After sending the Gestapo after them, the camp's commander has seven crosses nailed to seven trees to await the crucifixion of the fugitives upon their recapture. The crosses are slowly filled, until only George Heisler is still at large.

Cast

Spencer Tracy
as George Heisler
Signe Hasso
as Antonia
Hume Cronyn
as Paul Roeder
Agnes Moorehead
as Mme. Marelli
Jessica Tandy
as Liesel Roeder
Herbert Rudley
as Franz Marnet
Felix Bressart
as Poldi Schlamm
Katherine Locke
as Mrs. Sauer
George Macready
as Bruno Sauer
Steven Geray
as Dr. Lowenstein
Kurt Katch
as Leo Herman
John Wengraf
as Overkamp
George Zucco
as Fahrenburg
Eily Malyon
as Fraulein Bachmann
Fay Wall
as Elsa Hermann
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Critic Reviews for The Seventh Cross

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

This is a film of fine performances.

Nov 1, 2007 | Full Review…
Variety
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If you will accept this premise, despite the evidence of recent deeds, then you should be both moved and shaken by the better part of this film.

Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

With Tracy heading the cast and a host of great character actors in support, it's hardly surprising that the performances are the most memorable aspect of Zinnemann's first major feature.

Feb 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Time Out
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One of the best of the swarms of anti-Nazi films Hollywood produced during the war years.

Nov 1, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Spencer Tracy, usually solid, is miscast as a German who escapes from concentration camp, but then the whole saga is fake, compared to Zinnemann's later works.

Apr 18, 2007 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Tracy is superb, while Zinnemann delivers a powerful piece of work that accurately captures the sense of time and place.

May 24, 2003 | Full Review…

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