Judith


1h 49m 1966

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Jan 1966
Production Company
Command; Cumulus Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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 child.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1966
Premiere Information
New York opening: 20 Jan 1966
Production Company
Command; Cumulus Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

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

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1966

During the Arab-Israeli war of 1947, a Jewish woman enlists the help of occupying British troops to locate her ex-husband, a Nazi who has joined the Arab cause, so she can seek retribution for his imprisonment of her.

Released in United States 1966