About

In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe, but also from the widow of a Nazi general, an idealistic U.S. Army captain and reluctant witness Irene Wallner.

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Directed by

Stanley Kramer

Written by

Abby Mann (Screenplay)
Montgomery Clift (Screenplay)

Runtime

186 minutes

Country

United States of America, Germany

Language

English

Tagline

The event the world will never forget

Cast

Keywords

world war ii trial nazi judge concentration camp court case national socialism national socialist party right and justice nuremberg trials

Photos

Lists

#135 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

Awards

Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Abby Mann

Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role Maximilian Schell

Oscar nomination for Best Director Stanley Kramer

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Ernest Laszlo