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The Seventh Cross (1944)




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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 crosses are slowly filled, until only George Heisler is still at large.


Spencer Tracy
as George Heisler
Signe Hasso
as Antonia
Hume Cronyn
as Paul Roeder
Agnes Moorehead
as Mme. Marelli
Jessica Tandy
as Liesel Roeder
Herbert Rudley
as Franz Marnet
Felix Bressart
as Poldi Schlamm
Katherine Locke
as Mrs. Sauer
George Macready
as Bruno Sauer
Steven Geray
as Dr. Lowenstein
Kurt Katch
as Leo Herman
John Wengraf
as Overkamp
George Zucco
as Fahrenburg
Eily Malyon
as Fraulein Bachmann
Fay Wall
as Elsa Hermann
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Critic Reviews for The Seventh Cross

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

[Spencer Tracy's] acting, always sincere, is consistently compelling, despite the fact that the theme of Anna Segher's best seller "The Seventh Cross," is not without its limitations.

November 18, 2020 | Full Review…

This is a film of fine performances.

November 1, 2007 | Full Review…

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.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

With Spencer Tracy in the role of the unforgettable George Heisler, the cinema version of The Seventh Cross is one you won't soon forget.

December 1, 2020 | Full Review…

Spencer Tracy's sincere performance in this intense drama about the current war is deeply moving. [Full review in Spanish]

September 18, 2019 | Full Review…

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