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Nuremberg Trials (1946)

Sud narodov (original title)
A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

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Boris Gorbatov (original text by) (as B. Gorbatov)
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Francis Biddle Francis Biddle ... Self
Henri Donnedieu de Vabres Henri Donnedieu de Vabres ... Self
Karl Dönitz ... Self
Robert Falco Robert Falco ... Self
Hans Frank Hans Frank ... Self
Wilhelm Frick Wilhelm Frick ... Self
David Maxwell Fyfe David Maxwell Fyfe ... Self
Joseph Goebbels ... Self (archive footage) (as Josef Goebbels)
Hermann Göring ... Self
Rudolf Hess ... Self
Heinrich Himmler ... Self (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
Robert Jackson ... Self
Alfred Jodl Alfred Jodl ... Self
Sir Geoffery Lawrence Sir Geoffery Lawrence ... Self
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A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

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18 August 2016 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Nuremberg Trials (1947)

** (out of 4)

There were dozens if not hundreds of documentaries that were made back in the 40s that discussed various aspects of WWII. Some of the biggest directors in Hollywood like John Ford and John Huston made their mark on this, at the time, new genre. After the war was over the documentaries continued as we saw what the aftermath was and the subject of this one is the Nuremberg trials where dozens of Nazi officers went on trial for war crimes.

There's two ways to judge this documentary and many like it. On one hand, it contains 100% actual footage from the trial as well as footage from the crime scenes, which makes it somewhat special. This footage is never easy to watch and there are some graphic images here of dead bodies including some people that were turned into soap. All of this is used to explain or preach why these men must be either killed or thrown into prison.

The second way to judge this is by the fact that it tries to hard to get its message across. I say this because the crimes themselves are enough to make people understand yet this documentary offers up some very over-the-top narration, which beats the viewer in the head with its message. What's worse is the fact that there's a very, very annoying music score that is constantly being overplayed to try and add even more drama. These two things really weren't needed but it's here and it makes the documentary a chore to sit through.


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Soviet Union

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English | Russian | German

Release Date:

24 May 1947 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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