There were other trials other than all the NSPD biggies. This is a play about the trial of the German judges. The trial was extremely intriguing and there is not a wasted thought or word.
This film is an excellent and well cast. Surprisingly there is William Shatner as Captain Harrison Byers from WestPoint before he beamed the flamboyant Captain Kirk we know of today. Burt Lancaster as Dr. Ernst Janning Made the best speech. I kept waiting for him to show his teeth. Spencer Tracy as Chief Judge Dan Haywood was excellent in showing the conundrum off the time. Way too many actors to cover them all; so surprise yourself and watch the film before looking at the cast list.
The Nuremburg trials held in the American zone ended July 14 1949. There were ninety-nine defendants sentenced to prison terms. Not one is still serving his sentence.
The DVD I watched had many extras:
_____Abby Mann - Writer (story and screenplay), Maximilian Schell
_____Turns out that Max played the role in Playhouse 90 (1959).
The value of a Single human being.
A Tribute to Stanly Kramer
Theatrical TrailerBad Day at Black Rock~ Spencer TracyThe Hallelujah Trail ~ Burt Lancaster