Judith (1966)

109 mins | Drama | 1966

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HISTORY

Copyright length: 106 min. Location scenes filmed in Israel in 1964. British co-production status unconfirmed. ...

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Copyright length: 106 min. Location scenes filmed in Israel in 1964. British co-production status unconfirmed.

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
2nd unit dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Pres
Prod
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig scr, Orig scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Addl photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
Sp art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
Miss Loren's cost des
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
Mus played by
SOUND
Sd rec
Dub ed
Dub ed
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Chief makeup
Miss Loren's makeup
Miss Loren's hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod supv
Prod mgr
Israeli prod mgr
Loc mgr
Loc mgr
Tech adv
Constr mgr
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 20 Jan 1966
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Cumulus Productions
31 December 1965
LP32135
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
109
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In Palestine in 1948, the last year of the British mandate and the eve of Israeli independence, leaders of the new state realize that the surrounding Arab countries will attack them as soon as British troops withdraw. Gustav Schiller, a tank expert formerly with Hitler's Afrika Korps, is helping to plan the Arab attack, but the Israelis do not know what he looks like or where in the Middle East he is to be found. Israeli intelligence learns that Schiller's former wife, Judith, is still alive in Europe. Because she was Jewish, Schiller betrayed her to the Nazis, and she and her son were sent to a concentration camp where they became separated. Judith survived, with revenge against Schiller her only purpose in life. Led by Aaron Stein, the Israelis smuggle Judith into Israel to help them identify and capture Schiller, whom they hope to force to reveal the Arab plan of attack. Through Lawton, a British major, Judith learns that Schiller is in Damascus. She goes there with a group of Israelis, and they capture him. But Judith's personal hatred overcomes her, and she shoots Schiller, thereby endangering the mission. The wounded man is taken into Palestine and nursed at a kibbutz, but, despite all threats, he refuses to talk. When the enemy attack begins, however, Schiller, fearing for his life, reveals the plan of attack to Judith. He tells her also that their son still lives and that if granted freedom he will disclose the child's whereabouts; but before he can divulge this information he is killed in an air raid. Aaron goes to the hysterical Judith and promises that they will find the ...

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In Palestine in 1948, the last year of the British mandate and the eve of Israeli independence, leaders of the new state realize that the surrounding Arab countries will attack them as soon as British troops withdraw. Gustav Schiller, a tank expert formerly with Hitler's Afrika Korps, is helping to plan the Arab attack, but the Israelis do not know what he looks like or where in the Middle East he is to be found. Israeli intelligence learns that Schiller's former wife, Judith, is still alive in Europe. Because she was Jewish, Schiller betrayed her to the Nazis, and she and her son were sent to a concentration camp where they became separated. Judith survived, with revenge against Schiller her only purpose in life. Led by Aaron Stein, the Israelis smuggle Judith into Israel to help them identify and capture Schiller, whom they hope to force to reveal the Arab plan of attack. Through Lawton, a British major, Judith learns that Schiller is in Damascus. She goes there with a group of Israelis, and they capture him. But Judith's personal hatred overcomes her, and she shoots Schiller, thereby endangering the mission. The wounded man is taken into Palestine and nursed at a kibbutz, but, despite all threats, he refuses to talk. When the enemy attack begins, however, Schiller, fearing for his life, reveals the plan of attack to Judith. He tells her also that their son still lives and that if granted freedom he will disclose the child's whereabouts; but before he can divulge this information he is killed in an air raid. Aaron goes to the hysterical Judith and promises that they will find the child.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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