• Judgment at Nuremberg (2004)

Judgment at Nuremberg

Release Date: June 6th, 2004

DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2004

Not Yet Rated |3 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

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 (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), but also from the widow of a Nazi general (Marlene Dietrich), an idealistic U.S. Army captain (William Shatner) and reluctant witness Irene Wallner (Judy Garland).

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Maximilian Schell, Judy Garland, Montgomery Clift, William Shatner

Director: Stanley Kramer

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Roxlom Films Inc.

Keywords: Dark, Judge, 1940s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Time Out

    There are no surprises in the direction, and Abby Mann's screenplay plays the expected tunes, but there's enough conviction on display to reward a patient spectator. show more

  • 80
    Bosley CrowtherThe New York Times

    On the point of the fundamental issue in the Nazi war guilt trials that were held in Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II, Stanley Kramer, the producer-director, has pinned a powerful, persuasive film. The major weakness, perhaps, of the whole thing is that it is inevitably compressive and sometimes glib. The strength and wonder of it is that it manages to say so much that still needs to be said. show more

  • 60

    Judgment at Nuremberg is twice the size of the concise, stirring and rewarding production on television's Playhouse 90 early in 1959. A faster tempo by producer-director Stanley Kramer and more trenchant script editing would have punched up picture. show more

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Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1962)
Winner Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Directing
Nominated Promoting International Understanding
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Costume Design (Black-and-White)
Winner Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama