Town Without Pity

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Town Without Pity Review


No idea where this pity-free town is supposed to be. The action in Town Without Pity takes place in the German countryside, near a little village. They do play the crooning classic "Town Without Pity" on every jukebox in the village at every opportunity (not to mention during the credits).

Kirk Douglas recalls the work he did four years earlier in Paths of Glory, this time as a lawyer representing four American military boys in Deutschland accused of gang raping a local fraulein. (Imagine how tepidly that plays out in a film 40 years old.) He tries to get them off (or one of them, at least) during a trial that plays out in a highschool gymnasium.

Curious but awfully tame, the female voice-over narration is one of the most intrusive in film history.



Town Without Pity

Facts and Figures

Run time: 105 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 1st March 1961

Production compaines: The Mirisch Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Fresh: 3 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Major Garrett, Barbara Rütting as Inge Koerner, as Karin Steinhof, as Karl Steinhof, as Trude, as Corporal Jim Larkin, as Corporal Birdwell Scott, Frank Sutton as Sergeant Chuck Snyder, Karin Hardt as Frau Steinhof, Gerhart Lippert as Frank Borgmann, Mal Sondock as Private Joey Haines, Alan Gifford as General Stafford, Max Haufler as Doctor Urban, Rose Renée Roth as Frau Kulig, Eleonore von Hoogstraten as Frau Borgmann, Egon von Jordan as Bürgermeister, Philo Hauser as Herr Schmidt, E.G. Marshall as Colonel Pakenham

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