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Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Stanley Kramer and produced by Stanley Kramer and Philip Langner.

Judgment at Nuremberg was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.

Academy Awards 1961 --- Ceremony Number 34 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActorMaximilian SchellWon
Best ActorSpencer TracyNominated
Best Supporting ActorMontgomery CliftNominated
Best Supporting ActressJudy GarlandNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Rudolph Sternad; Set Decoration: George MiloNominated
Best CinematographyErnest LaszloNominated
Best Costume DesignJean LouisNominated
Best DirectorStanley KramerNominated
Best Film EditingFrederic KnudtsonNominated
Best PictureStanley Kramer, ProducerNominated
Best WritingAbby MannWon

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Judgment at Nuremberg (1963)

on Jan 14, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

There are certain real-world events Hollywood is quick to capitalize on and others they take their time with (the Vietnam War in the ’70s-’80s). Judgment at Nuremberg is a landmark film for its honest, no-holds barred discussion of the Holocaust where, after the dust had settled, the US ... Read full article

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jul 23, 2013 From 4 Star Films

This epic court drama relates the true story of the War Crime Trials after World War II. With Stanley Kramer directing, this cast is amazing. Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift, Judy Garland, Werner Klemperer, and even William Shatner all play a part. ... Read full article

Judgment at Nuremberg (1)

By RBuccicone on Mar 23, 2012 From MacGuffin Movies

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) A reporter character in Judgement at Nuremberg says he could not give away a story about the Nuremberg Nazi war crime trials in 1948 because America had moved on from the war and was no longer interested. If Americans were not interested in the trials then, they certainl... Read full article

Judgment at Nuremberg (2)

By Alyson on Mar 14, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

Three years after WWII, an American court put four Nazi judges on trial for their war crimes under the Third Reich.  Through eight months in a small courtroom, the decision became more than a judgment on right and wrong, but a moral authority for the entire world. The bulk of the film is set within ... Read full article

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Mrs. Bertholt: We must forget if we want to go on living.

Col. Tad Lawson: One thing about Americans, we're not cut out to be occupiers. We're new at it and not very good at it.

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A stage adaptation, also written by Abby Mann, was produced on Broadway many years later. It starred Maximilian Schell in a different role, this time as Ernst Janning, the role played by Burt Lancaster in the film. The play opened at the Longacre Theatre in New York on March 26, 2001 and ran for 56 performances.
Marlene Dietrich had a great deal of trouble performing in the scene between Mrs. Bertholt and Judge Haywood when she claims German civilians did not know of the atrocities the Nazi government committed during the war. Dietrich, who, during the war, had worked for the Allies against the Nazis, found the sentiment so repulsive, she could not keep her concentration. Only after counseling by Spencer Tracy was the actress able to complete the scene. According to an interview with her grandson Peter Riva on the Icons Radio Hour, Marlena would get physically ill (to the point of vomiting) in the evenings over this part. In a conversation with her daughter Maria, Maria told her to "simply play her mother". The fictional Mrs. Bertholt is a representation of the mother of Marlena Dietrich.
Judgment at Nuremberg was the film that Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley saw on their first date.
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