Judgment at Nuremberg script
Synopsis: In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), but also from the widow of a Nazi general (Marlene Dietrich), an idealistic U.S. Army captain (William Shatner) and reluctant witness Irene Wallner (Judy Garland).

I hope you'll be comfortable here, sir.

Captain, I think the whole state of Maine

would be comfortable here.

My office is next to yours

at the Palace of Justice...

- if you need anything.

- Thank you.


Do you think

I really need the three servants?

It kind of makes me feel like a damn fool.

It helps them out, as well as you.

You see, here they eat.

I need three servants.

It's good to have a man

of your stature here, Dan.


I was the only man in America

qualified for this job.

Senator, you know I wasn't the first choice,

nor even the tenth.

- You know it, and I know it.

- What do you mean?

Let's face it.

Hitler is gone, Goebbels is gone.

Goering is gone. Committed suicide

before they could hang him.

Now we're down to the business of judging

the doctors, businessmen and judges.

Some people think

they shouldn't be judged at all.


So it makes for a hell of a lack of candidates

for the job.

You had to beat the backwoods of Maine

to come up with a hick like me.

I hope you're not sorry you came.

No. I'm not sorry I came.

I just wanted you to know

that I know where the body is buried.

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Abby Mann

Abby Mann (December 1, 1927 – March 25, 2008) was an American film writer and producer. more…

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