Town without Pity Movie Review 1961

Information and Film Reviews for Town without Pity the Movie

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Though the subject of this courtroom drama remains far too timely, its treatment is dated in some key scenes. Of course, being 40 years old will do that to a movie. In 1960, four American GIs (Blake, Jaeckel, Sutton, Sondock) stationed in Germany are accused of raping a local girl, Karin (Kaufmann). Lawyer Steve Garrett (Douglas) is brought in to defend them and elects to put the young woman on trial and on the stand. Gripping courtroom tale never fails to deliver dramatic punch. Based on the Manfred Gregor novel "The Verdict." Gene Pitney had his biggest hit with the Academy Award-nominated title song.

Distribution

MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL: http://www.mgmhomevideo.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 103 minutes.
Originally from German.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Order in the Court, Rape, Germany, Law & Lawyers
Screenplay
Silvia Reinhardt, Georg Hurdalek
Cast
Kirk Douglas, E.G. Marshall, Robert (Bobby) Blake, Richard Jaeckel, Frank Sutton, Alan Gifford, Barbara Rutting, Christine Kaufmann, Mal Sondock
Cinematography
Kurt Hasse
Director
Gottfried Reinhardt
Music
Dimitri Tiomkin

Awards

Golden Globes 1961: Song ("Town without Pity").

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