With kirk douglas, barbara rutting, christine kaufmann, e. Town without pity 1961 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Four american soldiers are accused of gangraping a 16y. Town without pity 1961 movie clip just asking for it. Town without pity 1961 directed by gottfried reinhardt, produced by eberhard meichsner, gottfried reinhardt and starring kirk douglas, barbara rutting, christine kaufmann, e. The song, town without pity, gene pitneys first hit, won the very first golden globe award for best original song, and was nominated for an academy award for best song. Mark sloan and his son steve go to the desert to learn the fate of marks daughter and her new husband. Marshall, hans nielsen, ingrid van bergen, robert blake, richard jaeckel,and more.
Town without pity fails in this regard save for douglas electrifying performance. Town without pity is a 1961 american, swiss, and west german international coproduction drama film directed by gottfried. The movie a town without pity 1961 was filmed in austria deals with american occupying forces in germany post wwii. Town without pity 1961 kirk douglas, barbara rutting, christine. Produced by the mirisch corporation, the film stars kirk douglas, barbara rutting, christine kaufmann, and e. Everyone can hum theme from a summer place, even if you cant remember its title, but few bother with the oncepopular 1959 sandra deetroy. Town without pity, let it be noted at the outset, is not a preachment or tract on the. Town without pity, a littleremembered 1961 courtroom drama with kirk douglas, inspired a much more familiar song of the same name. Ours is not an easy age were like tigers in a cage what a town without pity can do the young have problems many problems we need an understanding heart why dont they help us, try to help us before this clay and granite planet falls apart. Steve garrett kirk douglas must defend four american soldiers part of the forces occupying a small town in germany who drunkenly raped a 19yearold girl christine kaufmann. This brings into play a tough army defense attorney, who, while he is repelled by. Town without pity written by dimitri tiomkin and ned washington was recorded by gene pitney for the 1961 film of the same title.
Town without pity was a contemporary story about the problems of american troops in germany. I mainly bought this twofilm dvd for 1961s town without pity, but both films are classics. No person or event in the story is as innocent as it seems at first not the girl, the town, the judicial process, or even the simple brutality of the four men. Bennett, to this day the last man executed by the u. Released 1961, town without pity stars kirkdouglas, e. Town without pity 1961 gottfried reinhardt synopsis. On the one hand, it is a serious look at the roundup and. The track, produced by aaron schroeder, was originally recorded by gene pitney for the 1961 film of the same title. The song won the very first golden globe award for best original song, and was nominated for an academy award. For a film in 1961 to take on rape, let alone gang rape, let alone gang rape by u. The song was nominated for an academy award for best original song but lost to moon river. What a town without pity can do no, it isnt very pretty what a town without pity pitney was born in hartford, connecticut, and grew up in rockville, now part of vernon, connecticut. The us army maintains a barracks outside of town in the story, and probably does to this day. Read about the town without pity dvd and browse other dvd movies.
Town without pity at face value, town without pity appears to be a straight courtroom drama treatment of a gang rape case and its repercussions on a german community incensed over the fact that. The father of the youngster and the town s mayor insist on a death penalty, and the assaulted girl will testify. Watch town without pity online stream full movie directv. Dec 24, 2014 town without pity written by dimitri tiomkin and ned washington was recorded by gene pitney for the 1961 film of the same title. The courtroom drama is strong, but the jazzy soundtrack is all wrong for. Besides, the star appeal of kirk douglas attracts a lot of attention. Stadt ohne mitleid is a 1961 american, swiss, and west german international coproduction drama film directed by gottfried reinhardt. What a town without pity can do if we stop to gaze upon a star people talk about how bad we are. With dick van dyke, victoria rowell, charlie schlatter, barry van dyke. Town without pity also suffers from an excess of melodramatic intensity its the sort of movie that, on a oneto10 scale, starts at 11 and gradually ratchets it up to the low 20s and from an unintentionally funny musical score that stays so resolutely on the melody of that song that it. Four american soldiers stationed near a german village face death in the rape of a local girl, and are defended by outside counsel major steve garrett.
With michael redgrave, ann todd, leo mckern, paul daneman. A town without pity 1961 is a black and white movie filmed in austria dealing with american occupying forces in germany. The movie, based on the novel by manfred gregor, features one of the most haunting, raucous recurring songs ever, a town without pity sung by gene pitney. The song won the very first golden globe award for best original song, and was nominated for an academy award for best song. When youre young and so and love as we and bewildered by the world we see why do people hurt us so only those in. Print instantly, or sync to our free pc, web and mobile apps.
Major steve garrett kirk douglas is given one of the biggest challenges of his career. The day before a young man is to be executed for killing his girlfriend, his alcoholic father shows up to try to prove his innocence. Town without pity has powerful scenes in and out of court, between slightly hectoring and obvious bestsellertype issueraising contrivances rutting later a regular in those wonderful german edgar wallace crime movies of the 1960s gets stuck with stooge duties, and carries its story through to a grimmer conclusion than a straightup hollywood movie might have done. Its success was partly due to it being from the movie of the same name, with the star appeal of kirk douglas attracting a lot of attention. Made between spartacus 1960 and the robert aldrich western, the last sunset 1961, town without pity 1961 offered douglas the chance to play a complicated character and one that risked alienating audiences. Determined to defend the mens lives, garrett demolishes the girl on the witness stand. Town without pity is a film directed by gottfried reinhardt and starring kirk douglas, barbara rutting, christine kaufmann. Coincidentally, this movie came out the same year that john a. Town without pity deserves credit for trying to tackle some explosive subject matters several explosive subject matters, actually. Town without pity is a song written by composer dimitri tiomkin and lyricist ned washington.
The film, which was based on the novel by manfred gregor, features gene pitneys haunting song a town without pity. Town without pity 1961 directed by gottfried reinhardt. Christine kaufmann, an austrianborn actress who won a golden globe award for her hollywood debut as a german girl raped by american soldiers in. Many 1950s1960s movies are remembered today mostly for spinoff hit records. Town without pity is, nevertheless, worth seeing for its eclectic international supporting cast which includes the lovely christine kaufmann in her first major role in an english language film. Choose from town without pity sheet music for such popular songs as town without pity. Stadt ohne mitleid is a 1961 american, swiss, and west german international coproduction drama film directed by gottfried. Read the town without pity movie synopsis, view the movie trailer, get cast and crew information, see movie photos, and more on. The girls enraged father demands the soldiers receive the death penalty.
Town without pity is a 1961 film set in germany west germany during the cold war in the bavarian town of bamberg. Marshall, christinekaufmann the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 45 min, and received a score of out of 100 on metacritic, which put. German girl christine kaufmann in the woods between the town and the. Town without pity 1961stream and watch online moviefone.467 1041 118 493 514 209 291 1269 977 104 1317 781 1316 347 366 935 478 851 1481 950 273 1116 709 946 1356 1314 68 729 1132 254 19 1460 1083 1439