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Maximilian Schell

Director, Actor

Judgement at NurembergJudgement at Nuremberg (1961)
Dir. Stanley Kramer
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximilian Schell
Dramatisation of the trial of the Nazi judges at Nuremberg, facing the patient integrity of Judge Spencer Tracy. Epic, gripping courtroom drama, with…
TopkapiTopkapi (1964) Aro Favourite
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Melina Mercouri, Peter Ustinov, Maximilian Schell
A classy comic–romantic spin on the director’s RIFIFI shot on location in Turkey and Greece, that climaxes with another brilliantly exacted…
HeidiHeidi (1968)
Dir. Delbert Mann
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Jean Simmons, Walter Slezak
TV movie adaptation of the 1880 novel about the Swiss orphan who is left in the care of her grumpy grandparents in the alps.
Odessa File, TheOdessa File, The (1974)
Dir. Ronald Neame
Feat. Jon Voight, Maximilian Schell, Maria Schell
Jon Voight plays a German journalist on the trail of Nazi war criminals. From Frederic Forsyth's bestseller.
American Film Theatre - The Man in the Glass BoothAmerican Film Theatre - The Man in the Glass Booth (1975)
Dir. Arthur Hiller
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Lois Nettleton, Lawrence Pressman
Another intense, performance based entrant in the American Film Theatre series, with Schell playing a wealthy Jewish industrialist who survived the…
St. IvesSt. Ives (1976)
Dir. J. Lee Thompson
Feat. Charles Bronson, John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset
Enjoyable riff on 1940s private–eye noir (especially THE MALTESE FALCON), in which a wouldbe novelist–gumshoe (Bronson) gets way out of…
Cross of IronCross of Iron (1977) Recommended
Dir. Sam Peckinpah
Feat. James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
A doomed German platoon facing annihilation at Russian hands find their instinct for personal glory greater than their instinct for…
Black Hole, TheBlack Hole, The (1979)
Dir. Gary Nelson
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster
Maniacal scientist Maximilian Schell plans to dive into a vast ‘black hole’ in space – this is the compelling idea of one of…
Phantom of the OperaPhantom of the Opera (1983)
Dir. Robert Markowitz
Feat. Maximilian Schell, Jane Seymour, Michael York
Nicely–produced TV version of the Gaston Leroux classic, that while straying far from the source, puts perhaps the darkest twist on the story…
MarleneMarlene (1984)
Dir. Maximilian Schell
Feat. Marlene Dietrich
Maximilian Schell presents his own personal vision of Germany's greatest screen legend, Marlene Dietrich. Witness the woman in person and her career…

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