DANTE'S INFERNO
1935, 20th Century Fox, 89 min, USA, Dir: Harry Lachman

DANTE'S INFERNO features one of the most baffling sequences in the history of Hollywood design - a journey into possibly the most convincing Hell ever seen on screen. Otherwise, the show's a gritty melodrama starring Spencer Tracy (in one of his least favorite roles) as a ruthless carnival hustler whose schemes keep killing people. Along the way, a 16-year-old Rita Hayworth makes her screen debut in a scorching dance number.


JUDGMENT AT NUREMBERG
1961, Park Circus/MGM, 186 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

One of Hollywood’s earliest attempts to come to grips with the horror of the Holocaust, this eloquent courtroom drama lined up a host of stars - including Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Maximilian Schell and Montgomery Clift - to re-enact the war-crimes tribunals held in Germany after World War II. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, with wins for Best Actor (Schell) and Adapted Screenplay (Abby Mann).


IT’S A MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD WORLD
1963, Park Circus/MGM, 162 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kramer

Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Edie Adams, Spencer Tracy, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, Dorothy Provine, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Don Knotts, Peter Falk, Terry-Thomas, Carl Reiner, Jerry Lewis and many more star in the story of a group of average, upstanding Americans who are given the key to locating $350,000 in stolen bank loot - and resort to every form of lying, deceit and double-crossing in their manic cross-country chase to retrieve it!


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