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Town Without Pity (1961) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Gottfried Reinhardt and produced by Gottfried Reinhardt.

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

AwardRecipientResult
Best Music - SongMusic by Dimitri Tiomkin; Lyrics by Ned WashingtonNominated
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Town Without Pity (1961)

By Beatrice on May 29, 2017 From Flickers in Time

Town Without Pity Directed by Gottfried Reinhardt Written by George Herdalek and Silvia Reinhardt; adapted by Jan Lustig from a novel by Manfred Gregor 1961/USA/West Germany/Switzerland The Mirisch Corporation/Osweg/Gloria-Film GmbH First viewing/Amazon Prime The story had real potential but is v... Read full article


Town Without Pity (1961)

By Angela on Aug 31, 2013 From Hollywood Revue

When sixteen-year-old Karin Steinhof (Christine Kaufmann) is brutally raped by four drunken American soldiers — Sergeant Chuck Snyder (Frank Sutton), Private Joey Haines (Mal Sondock), Corporal Jim Larkin (Robert Blake), and Corporal Birdwell Scott (Richard Jaeckel) — the residents of he... Read full article


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Sgt. Chuck Snyder: I guess I'm a little nervous about how this will look on my record.
Maj. Steve Garrett: [Slams coffee pot down on table] Record! I've seen it. It's enough to gag a hyena. Personally I hate your guts, but I have to defend you.


Inge Koerner: I'm Inga Koerner. I write for the Globus, a German news weekly.
Maj. Steve Garrett: Yes, I've heard of it.
Inge Koerner: Oh, have you?
Maj. Steve Garrett: I smelled it! You work for a rotten sheet, lady!


Cpl. Jim Larkin: [to bartender] Give me a coke, okay?
Sgt. Chuck Snyder: Look, kid, if you want to have any fun at all in this town, you're gonna have to buy something stronger than Coca-Cola.


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Christine Kaufmann's American film debut.
Mal Sondock, who played the defendant "Private Joey Haines" was a Texas-born American expatriate who was a disc jockey with AFN while serving with the US Army in Germany. After his enlistment ended in the late 1950s, Sondock stayed in Europe and became famous as a master of ceremonies and radio host at Westdeuscher Rundfunk (WDR) in Cologne. He hosted a very popular American music show on WDR, "Mal Sondock's Hit-Parade". His American-accented German endeared him to his vast audience. He passed away from a long illness in Cologne in 2009, aged 75.
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