Pedestrian, The (1973): Maximillian Schell’s Oscar Nominated Tale of Elderly War Criminal

Oscar winning actor Maximillian (Judgment at Nuremberg) Schell directed The Pedestrian, about the trial of an elderly war criminal.

The film, which was a co-production of companies in Germany, Switzerland and Israel, was distributed in the U.S. by Cinerama Releasing Corporation.

It was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, but did not win; the winner was Truffaut’s French comedy, Day for Night.

Cast

Peggy Ashcroft – Lady Gray
Gertrud Bald – Henriette Markowitz
Elisabeth Bergner – Frau Lilienthal
Lil Dagover – Frau Eschenlohr
Käthe Haack – Frau von Rautenfeld
Peter Hall – Rudolf Hartmann
Ruth Hausmeister – Inge Marie Giese
Dagmar Hirtz – Elke Giese
Johanna Hofer – Frau Bergedorf
Silvia Hürlimann – Hilde
Christian Kohlund – Erwin Gotz
Walter Kohut – Dr. Rolf Meineke
Alexander May – Alexander Markowitz
Herbert Mensching – Reporter
Peter Moland – Reporter
Françoise Rosay – Madame Dechamps
Maximilian Schell – Andreas Giese
Margarete Schell Noé – Frau Buchmann
Norbert Schiller – Himself
Walter Schmidinger – Policeman
Franz Seitz – Dr. Karl Peters
Manuel Sellner – Hubert Giese
Sigfrit Steiner – Auditor
Walter Varndal – Dr. Kratxer
Gila von Weitershausen – Karin
Elsa Wagner – Elsa Giese