Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg is a 1961 American epic courtroom film that was both directed and produced by Stanley Kramer. It features Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner, and Montgomery Clift. Ernest Laszlo served as the cinematographer and Abby Mann as the screenwriter. Set in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1948, the film depicts a fictionalized version of the Judges' Trial of 1947, one of the twelve Nuremberg Military Tribunals conducted under the auspices of the U.S. military in the aftermath of the Second World War.


Judgment at Nuremberg centers on a military tribunal convened in Nuremberg, Germany, in which four German judges and prosecutors stand accused of crimes against humanity for their involvement in atrocities committed under the Nazi regime.


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    award Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay National Board of Review: Top Ten Films Silver nugget for the best foreign film
    contentLocation Germany
    director Stanley Kramer
    editor Frederic Knudtson
    events capital punishment
    genre crime drama
    keywords adolf hitler adolf hitler\'s albert speer allies of world war ii ally anti-semitic anti-semitism army captain atomic bomb atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki atrocities committed by the nazi regime baldur von schirach bears some measure of responsibility berlin blockade blood defilement bomb cold war collective guilt condemn court case crimes against humanity defense attorney eugenics first time gentile geopolitical geopolitics german people had no choice hear holy see invasion invasion of poland jewish jewish man joseph stalin kangaroo court katzenberger trial learn life in prison mass murder military tribunal molotov–ribbentrop pact nazi nazi germany nazi-soviet pact nazi war crimes nuremberg trials nuremberg trials that took place in the american zone occupation occupation of poland oliver wendell holmes jr. poland racism racist rassenschande reichskonkordat rudolf hess soviet union subsequent nuremberg trials superior orders supreme court justice supreme court of the united states than the title card united states army us army us supreme court vatican world war ii
    musicBy Ernest Gold
    nomination Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Film Editing Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
    producer Stanley Kramer
    productionCompany Amber Entertainment Roxlom Films
    publisher United Artists
    recordedAt Nuremberg
    theme docudrama legal drama war