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Judgment at Nuremberg and In the Presence of Mine Enemies

October 16, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive Presents “From Television in Hollywood…Playhouse 90”

Playhouse 90: Judgment at Nuremberg (4/16/1959), directed by George Roy Hill

Later adapted into Stanley Kramer’s Academy Award-winning Best Picture of 1962, this live docudrama expanded Playhouse 90‘s studio canvas to powerful effect through the integration of archival footage, including images of Nazi atrocities. Austrian-born Maximilian Schell would go on to win an Oscar for Best Actor in the feature film version for reprising the critical role he originated here as a German defense attorney. Adding the episode’s authenticity, the program is introduced by Telford Taylor, former Brigadier General and Chief Counsel for the prosecution at the Nuremberg war-crimes trials.

A CBS Television Network production. Produced by Herbert Brodkin. Written especially for Playhouse 90 by Abby Mann. With: Claude Rains, Paul Lukas, Maximilian Schell, Martin Milner, Melvyn Douglas

Digital video (from 2″ videotape master), b/w, 90 min.

Followed by:

Playhouse 90: In the Presence of Mine Enemies (5/18/1960), directed by Fielder Cook

One of the last beacons of the Golden Age of Television dimmed with this broadcast, the final original production of Playhouse 90. Rod Serling’s controversial, humanist tale concerning a Rabbi (Laughton) and Nazi brutality in the Warsaw Ghetto was almost never produced at all, as program sponsors indicated to CBS that declining ratings for the series warranted moving away from “depressing themes.”

A CBS Television Network production. Produced by Peter Kortner. Written by Rod Serling. With: Charles Laughton, Arthur Kennedy, Susan Kohner, Oskar Homolka, George Macready, Sam Jaffe, Robert Redford

Digital video (from 2″ videotape master), b/w, 90 min.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.


More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website


October 16, 2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States