Judgment at Nuremberg (1959)

This a Covid-19 2021 minireview!

“I’ve long since given up trying to figure out what the German people are thinking. ” – Captain Byers

Number of Times Seen – 1 (29 Sep 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Following the end of World War II, the Allies put many high level Germans on trial, including the judges who ruled the courts during the Nazi regime.

Bottom Line – Amazing production of this award winning play. Despite being a shortened made for TV production, they manage to get across the powerful aspects of the story and keep the viewer thinking about things long after its over.

Cast is superb with Claude Rain, Maximillain Schell, Paul Lukas, Melvyn Douglas and Werner Klemperer all making things even more poignant by their performances.

This will never be as amazing as the movie made two years later, but it’s still a sight to see.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Maximilian Schell won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Hans Rolfe (the renamed version of Otto Rolfe) in the film version Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). This made him the first of only two actors to win an Oscar for a role that he originally played on television. The second was Cliff Robertson, won won the same award for his role as Charly Gordon in Charly (1968). Robertson originally played the role in The United States Steel Hour: The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon (1961). (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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