The Seventh Cross

Seven men escape from a Nazi concentration camp and are hunted down until only one remains.
The Seventh Cross
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: November 22, 2011
  • Originally Released: 1944
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • PCM Mono - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Screenwriting by
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Art Direction by &
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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 308
With Tracy heading the cast and a host of great character actors in support, it's hardly surprising that the performances are the most memorable aspect of Zinnemann's first major feature. Full Review
Time Out
Feb 9, 2006
Tracy is superb, while Zinnemann delivers a powerful piece of work that accurately captures the sense of time and place. Full Review
May 24, 2003
Rating: C+ -- Spencer Tracy, usually solid, is miscast as a German who escapes from concentration camp, but then the whole saga is fake, compared to Zinnemann's later works. Full Review
Apr 18, 2007
Spencer Tracy's sincere performance in this intense drama about the current war is deeply moving. [Full review in Spanish] Full Review
Sep 18, 2019
This is a film of fine performances. Full Review
Nov 1, 2007
Rating: 3.5/4 -- One of the best of the swarms of anti-Nazi films Hollywood produced during the war years. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 1, 2007
Rating: 3/5 -- If you will accept this premise, despite the evidence of recent deeds, then you should be both moved and shaken by the better part of this film. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006

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Somewhere in Nazi Germany there is a concentration camp. And in that camp, there are seven crosses, one for each of the men who dared to escape. One by one, the Gestapo hunts the seven down, and returns them to the crosses. And death. Until there is but one cross left. And one man left trying to escape it.

Fred Zinnemann (High Noon) directs Spencer Tracy at the head of a terrifically talented ensemble that includes such notables as Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy (their first appearance together), Ray Collins, Signe Hasso and Agnes Moorehead.

Product Description:

Seven men escape from a Nazi concentration camp and are pursued by the Gestapo. Academy Award Nominations: Best Supporting Actor--Hume Cronyn.

Plot Synopsis:

In the short time between Hitler's rise to power and the start of the Second World War, a simple German man finds himself hunted in his own country.
George Heisler's anti-Nazi leanings land him in a concentration camp. However, he is not content to sit back and accept his fate. He and six fellow inmates decide to carry out a risky escape plan.
Though their scheme works, the ex-prisoners realize that getting beyond the barbed wire and armed guards was only the beginning of an arduous trip; staying alive in a totalitarian state proves more challenging than any of them had expected.
The camp's commandant, furthermore, reserves seven trees for the escapees, so that, when captured, each can be crucified. When six men are caught, only George remains free.
And "The Seventh Cross" awaits its victim.


Production Notes:

  • Additional cast: Karen Verne (Leni); George Suzanne (Bellani); and Steven Muller (Hellwig).
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