Judgment at Nuremberg

Judgment at Nuremberg

  • Approved
  • 1961
  • 186 min
  • USA
  • drama, history

In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazi judges for war crimes.

Director: Stanley Kramer

Screenwriter: Abby Mann

Stars: Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximilian Schell

Maximilian Schell won 1962 Academy Awards Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role

Judgment at Nuremberg dramatizes historical atrocity with thoughtfulness and vitality, interrogating complicity and genocide with an all-star cast at the peak of their respective powers.


  • Stanley Kramer
    Stanley Kramer

    Stanley Earl Kramer (September 29, 1913 - February 19, 2001) was an American film director and producer responsible for some of Hollywood's most famous "message" movies. His notable films include The Defiant Ones (1958), On the Beach (1959), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), It's a Mad, Mad, Mad,...

Main Cast


Producer: Stanley Kramer

Editor: Frederic Knudtson

Casting: James Lister

Director Of Photography: Ernest Laszlo

Original Music Composer: Ernest Gold

Costume Design: Jean Louis, Joe King

Associate Producer: Philip Langner

Production Design: Rudolph Sternad, George Milo

Sound: Walter Elliott, Jean L. Speak

Make Up / Hair: Robert J. Schiffer


Year: 1961

Runtime: 186 min

Country: USA

Language: English, German

Color: Black and White

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1

Sound Mix: Mono

Also Known As

  • Vincitori e vinti (IT)
  • Vencedores o vencidos (ES)
  • Urteil von NĂĽrnberg (DE)


  • Steven D. Greydanus (Decent Films Guide)

    A rare cinematic exploration of the messy, difficult aftermath of evaluating culpability, not only for the Nazi masterminds, but also for innumerable officials and functionaries…

  • Dan Jardine (Cinemania)

    Most powerful for its subtle and shaded characterizations of both victim and victimizer.

  • Mike Massie (Gone with the Twins)

    Directed by Stanley Kramer - no stranger to heavy-hitting, topical, timeless dramas - this epic courtroom showdown is historical, educational, and shocking.