Video: 'Judgment at Nuremberg' trailer
(Thursday, December 14, 1961) — Judgment at Nuremberg, a drama film dealing with the Holocaust and the post-World War II Nuremberg Trials, premiered today in West Berlin.
Directed by Stanley Kramer, the film stars Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Richard Widmark, Maximilian Schell, Werner Klemperer, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, William Shatner and Montgomery Clift (click here to watch the complete film).
Video: 'West Side Story' trailer
(Wednesday, October 18, 1961) — West Side Story, a musical film adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical, had its world premiere tonight at Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, it stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, George Chakiris and David Winters, and it was photographed by Daniel L. Fapp, A.S.C., in Super Panavision 70.
Video: 'Splendor in the Grass' trailer
(Tuesday, October 10, 1961) — Splendor in the Grass, a romantic drama film that tells a story of sexual repression, love, heartbreak, and manic-depression, which the character Deanie suffers from, opened today at the Victoria and the Trans-Lux Fifty-second Street theaters in New York.
Written by William Inge, the film stars Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty and was directed by Elia Kazan.
Video: 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' trailer
The film, directed by Blake Edwards, is loosely based on the novella of the same name by Truman Capote.
(Monday, September 25, 1961) — The Hustler, a drama film directed by Robert Rossen and starring Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie and George C. Scott, premiered today in Washington, D.C.
It tells the story of small-time pool hustler “Fast Eddie” Felson and his desire to prove himself the best player in the country by beating legendary pool player “Minnesota Fats.”
(Monday, April 17, 1961) — The Apartment, a comedy-drama film about a man who tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, wins Best Picture at the 33rd Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. Read more on ‘The Apartment’ is Oscar’s Best Picture for 1960…