Show Business: The Other Schell

Advertisements for Judgment at Nuremberg line up the profiles of seven actors, overlapping one another like a hand of playing cards. From Spencer Tracy to Burt Lancaster, all but one are giant stars. The one face scarcely known to U.S. audiences is that of Maximilian Schell, 31-year-old brother of Maria Schell. But as the young defense attorney (a part that was sought by both Laurence Olivier and Frank Sinatra), Schell dominates the film and easily outdoes his more celebrated costars. He is going to become much better known as a performer of unusual...

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