Movie – Judgement At Nuremberg (1961)

 Starring: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Montgomery Clift, Richard Widmark, William Shatner, Edward Binns, Judy Garland.

Sypnosis :Based on a true story dealing with the Nazi war crimes trials of several members of the German judiciary. Here the focus is on two particular individuals, the judge (Spencer Tracey) who must render a final opinion and one particular defendant (Burt Lancaster), a well respected German scholar. The defendant, played by Burt Lancaster, must come to grips with the reality of his actions or inaction. Academy Award Nominations: 11, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor–Spencer Tracy.  Academy Awards Won: 2, including Best Actor–Maximilian Schell, Best Adapted Screenplay.

Thank goodness for Old Movies! This is one fabulous thought provoking movie to watch.  In fact if you are a collector of great movies…then this one is definitely a keeper!  It has an ensemble of great actors with brilliant performances. (I am familiar with the other works of five of them even though I was born in 1969)  Oh and this movie contains some actual footage from German concentration camps which is as disturbing today as it was in 1961.

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