Town without Pity

Town without Pity

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt Cast: Kirk Douglas, E.G. Marshall, Robert Blake


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Gene Pitney's hit title song for this courtroom drama became a bigger and more enduring success than the film in which it was repeatedly sung. The story takes place in postwar Germany in the village of Neustadt. A group of four drunken American soldiers come upon a teenage girl, Karin Steinhof (Christine Kaufmann), in the woods outside town. She had been trying to seduce her boyfriend, Frank Borgmann (Gerhart Lippert), but the inexperienced young man got flustered and left. The soldiers take advantage of the situation and are charged with rape. Karin's father Herr Steinhof (Hans Nielsen) wants the death penalty. Major Steve Garrett (Kirk Douglas), the attorney whom the military brings in to handle the defense, bullies Karin's parents, warning that he will put her on the stand. He also talks to townspeople and finds out that Karin has a reputation for standing undressed in front of windows as people pass by. Garrett builds a strong case, leading to a dramatic trial and a shocking conclusion. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/1996
UPC: 0027616147530
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirk Douglas Maj. Steve Garrett
E.G. Marshall Col. Pakenham
Robert Blake Jim
Richard Jaeckel Bidie
Christine Kaufmann Karin Steinhof
Frank Sutton Chuck
Mal Sondock Joey
Barbara Rutting Inge Koerner
Hans Nielsen Karl Steinhof
Karin Hardt Frau Steinhof
Gerhart Lippert Frank Borgmann
Max Haufler Dr. Urban
Siegfried Schürenberg Burgermeister
Alan Gifford Gen. Stafford
Rose Renee Roth Frau Kulig
Stefan Schnabel Actor
Ted Turner Actor
Eleanore van Hoogstraten Frau Borgmann
Gerd Vespermann Actor
Fred Durr Actor
Gernot Duda Actor
Ingrid van Bergen Trude

Technical Credits
Gottfried Reinhardt Director,Producer
Werner Achmann Set Decoration/Design
Walter Boos Editor
Erwin C. Dietrich Screenwriter
Hermann Haller Editor
Kurt Hasse Cinematographer
George Hurdalek Screenwriter
Jan Lustig Screenwriter
Eberhard Meischner Producer
Albert Nagel Makeup
Silvia Reinhardt Screenwriter
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
Rolf Zehetbauer Art Director,Set Decoration/Design

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