You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

The Seventh Cross

Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp's commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses and let them die of exposure.

Cast:
Spencer Tracy Signe Hasso Hume Cronyn Jessica Tandy Agnes Moorehead George Macready

Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses and let them die of exposure.

And so this becomes the story of the seventh cross – the one that was never occupied. It is the story of George Heisler, who makes good his escape amid a web of almost unbelievable circumstances. The sheer fancy, as he eludes the Gestapo at every turn, is gripping drama.

This is a film of fine performances. There are one or two characterizations that might possibly eclipse that of the central one, played by Spencer Tracy, who, as usual, underplays and gives one of his invariably creditable portrayals.

1944: Nomination: Best Supp. Actor (Hume Cronyn)

The Seventh Cross

Production: M-G-M. Director Fred Zinnemann; Producer Pandro S. Berman; Screenplay Helen Deutsch; Camera Karl Freund; Editor Thomas Richards; Music Roy Webb; Art Director Cedric Gibbons, Leonid Vasian

Crew: (B&W) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1944. Running time: 111 MIN.

With: Spencer Tracy Signe Hasso Hume Cronyn Jessica Tandy Agnes Moorehead George Macready

More Film

  • Korean Audiences Line Up More Political

    Korean Audiences Line Up for More Political Docs

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

  • 'Hall of Mirrors': Edward Jay Epstein

    'Hall of Mirrors': Edward Jay Epstein on the Trail of Edward Snowden

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

  • Cher

    Cher Joins 'Mamma Mia!' Sequel 'Here We Go Again'

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

  • Nicolas Winding Refn

    Lumière Festival: Nicolas Winding Refn Unveils New Streaming Platform byNWR

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Producers Guild Votes to Expel Harvey Weinstein

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

  • Reid Scott

    'Veep' Actor Reid Scott in Talks to Join Tom Hardy's 'Venom' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

  • Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier Denies Bjork's Sexual Harassment Allegations

    Cross tells the story of seven men who escape from a concentration camp, and it follows the death or capture of six of them. Upon their escape the camp’s commandant has ordered seven trees stripped and crosses nailed to them. It is his plan, as each fugitive is caught, to pinion them to the crosses […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content