Judgment at Nuremberg
First screened in March 2004 / Most recently screened in July 2006
Director: Stanley Kramer. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximilian Schell, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Werner Klemperer, Torben Meyer, Martin Brandt, William Shatner, Edward Binns, Virginia Christine. Screenplay: Abby Mann (based on his original screen story).

Twitter Capsule: Easy target for usual Kramer critiques but acting and direction feel earnest in the best sense. I respect it.

VOR:   If I taught History or Civics, I'd show this before 12 Angry Men. Unusually patient, mature, and affecting. Memorable stab at storytelling across language barriers.



Photo © 1961 United Artists

Not yet reviewed in full. B


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: Stanley Kramer
Best Actor: Maximilian Schell
Best Actor: Spencer Tracy
Best Supporting Actress: Judy Garland
Best Supporting Actor: Montgomery Clift
Best Adapted Screenplay: Abby Mann
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Ernest Laszlo
Best Art Direction (Black & White): Rudolph Sternad; George Milo
Best Costume Design (Black & White): Jean Louis
Best Film Editing: Frederic Knudtson

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Stanley Kramer
Best Actor (Drama): Maximilian Schell
Best Supporting Actress: Judy Garland
Best Supporting Actor: Montgomery Clift
Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Other Awards:
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Schell); Best Screenplay

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