The Seventh Cross
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The Seventh Cross
In this drama, seven captives escape from a Nazi concentration camp, much to the disgust of the camp's commander. After sending the Gestapo after them, the commander has seven crosses nailed to seven trees to await the crucifixion of the fugitives upon their recapture. As the crosses are slowly filled with their ill-fated victims, only George Heisler (Spencer Tracy) has managed to escape capture by the Nazis. As he struggles to reach the safety of Holland, he is reawakened to the goodness and selflessness that can exist in others. This film features Jessica Tandy's first screen… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a film of fine performances."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"One of the best of the swarms of anti-Nazi films Hollywood produced during the war years."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If you will accept this premise, despite the evidence of recent deeds, then you should be both moved and shaken by the better part of this film."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Spencer Tracy, usually solid, is miscast as a German who escapes from concentration camp, but then the whole saga is fake, compared to Zinnemann's later works."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"With Tracy heading the cast and a host of great character actors in support, it's hardly surprising that the performances are the most memorable aspect of Zinnemann's first major feature."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Tracy is superb, while Zinnemann delivers a powerful piece of work that accurately captures the sense of time and place."
‑ , Film4
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