It's 1948 and a group of high-level Nazis are on trial for war crimes. Chief Justice Tracy must resist political pressures as he presides over the trials. Excellent performances throughout, especially by Dietrich and Garland. Considers to what extent an individual may be held accountable for actions committed under orders of a superior officer. Consuming account of the Holocaust and WWII; deeply moving and powerful. Based on a "Playhouse 90" TV program.
Simon Wiesenthal Center, 1399 S. Roxbury, Los Angeles, CA 90035, Phone: (310)553-9036, Toll-free: 800-900-9036, Fax: (310)553-4521, Email: email@example.com, URL: http://www.wiesenthal.com
Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 178 minutes.
Oscars 1961: Actor (Schell), Adapt. Screenplay; Golden Globes 1962: Actor--Drama (Schell), Director (Kramer); N.Y. Film Critics 1961: Actor (Schell), Screenplay.
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