The Seventh Cross
The Seventh Cross (1944)

In this drama, seven captives escape from a Nazi concentration camp. After sending the Gestapo after them, the camp's commander has seven crosses nailed to seven trees to await the crucifixion of the fugitives upon their recapture. The… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1944
DVD Release Date: October 23, 1991
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Variety Staff

This is a film of fine performances.

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TV Guide

One of the best of the swarms of anti-Nazi films Hollywood produced during the war years.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Tracy is superb, while Zinnemann delivers a powerful piece of work that accurately captures the sense of time and place.

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