The Man in the Glass Booth

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One of the unhappy 'American Film Theater' attempts to embalm theatrical performances. This version of Robert Shaw's play (from whose credits he requested his name be removed) works up a certain weight in its exploration of themes of guilt and forgiveness as a wealthy New York Jew is placed on trial, accused of being a former Nazi concentration camp commandant. But it still emerges as stagily verbose, with a self-indulgent performance from Schell.

By: TM

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Duration: 117 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Arthur Hiller
Screenwriter: Edward Anhalt
Cast: Maximilian Schell
Lois Nettleton
Luther Adler
Lawrence Pressman
Henry Brown
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