Title:
Format:
DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
Edition:
Special ed.
Publisher, Date:
[United States] : MGM Home Entertainment, [2004], c1961.
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 186 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
American judge Daniel Haywood presides over the trial of four German jurists accused of "legalizing" Nazi atrocities. But as graphic accounts of sterilization and murder unfold in the courtroom, mounting political pressure for leniency forces Haywood into making the most harrowing and difficult decision of his career.
Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System details:
DVD, Region 1, widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 1.0 mono.
Cast:
Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, Ed Binns, Werner Klemperer.
Credits:
Director of photography, Ernest Laszlo ; editor, Frederic Knudtson ; original music, Ernest Gold ; costume designers, Joe King, Jean Louis ; production designers, Albrecht Hennings, Rudolph Sternad.
Language:
English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
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Notes:
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1961.
Special features: tribute to Stanley Kramer; "In conversation"--Maximilian Schell and Abbey Mann; "The value of a single human being" featurette; photo gallery.
  
ISBN:
0792861825
9780792861829
Publisher Number:
1006976
Other Number:
55662043
Control Number:
1567584
  
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After the end of World War II, the world gradually became aware of the full extent of the war crimes perpetrated by the Third Reich. In 1948, a series of trials were held in Nuremberg, Germany, by an international tribunal, headed by American legal and military officials, with the intent of bringing to justice those guilty of crimes against humanity. However, by that time most of the major figures of the Nazi regime were either dead or long missing, and in the resulting legal proceedings American judges often found themselves confronting the question of how much responsibility someone held who had "just followed orders." Judgment at Nuremberg is a dramatized version of the proceedings at one of these trials, in which Judge Dan Haywood (Spencer Tracy) is overseeing the trials of four German judges -- most notably Dr. Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and Emil Hahn (Werner Klemperer) -- accused of knowingly sentencing innocent men to death in collusion with the Nazis. Representing the defense is attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), while prosecuting the accused is U.S. Col. Tad Lawson (Richard Widmark). As the trial goes on, both the visiting Americans and their reluctant German hosts often find themselves facing the legacy of the war, and how both of their nations have been irrevocably changed by it. Judgment at Nuremberg also features notable supporting performances by Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, and Montgomery Clift. Originally written and produced as a play for television, the screen version of Judgment at Nuremberg was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, with Maximilian Schell and Abby Mann taking home Oscars for (respectively) Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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