Episode 51

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)


August 31st, 2023

2 hrs 9 mins 25 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode

We've talked Nazis before. And we have covered WWII in several films which varied in style and subject manner, but this is our first time dealing with the Holocaust, so we figured we should start with an old classic that is famous for the way it handled its difficult subject matter.

Premiering in West Berlin in 1961, Judgment at Nuremberg was met with mostly silence by its German audiences, praise by many critics, and criticism by others. It was a fictional retelling of "The Judges' Trial", one of twelve American military tribunals held after the main Nuremberg Trials to try various judges and lawyers for war crimes during and before the war.

It tackles extremely difficult subject matter for audiences who had mostly lived through its events, and the phenomenal acting and Oscar-winning script makes it a gripping watch for its entire three-hour runtime.

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED: extremely graphic war footage is shown in this film.

Next Episode: Oppenheimer (2023)

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments!
Our website: www.dangerclosepod.com
Join our Facebook group at: Danger Close - Podcast Discussion Group
If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify!
If you would like to support the show and get extra episodes where we discuss sci-fi, fantasy, and comedy war movies, join our Patreon for only $4 a month at:

warmovies #warfilms #war #film #films #movies #history #cinema #WWII #worldwartwo #nuremberg #courtroomdrama