Spencer Tracy Week! kicks off at Trailers from Hell with director and TFH creator Joe Dante introducing Fred Zinnemann’s “The Seventh Cross,” starring Tracy as a concentration camp escapee.
Vienna-born Fred Zinnemann’s first major MGM directorial
assignment is an uncommonly intelligent and well researched anti-Nazi film. Spencer Tracy plays an
embittered escapee from a concentration
camp whose faith in humanity is restored when others help him reach the Dutch
border. Adding authenticity is the unbilled presence in the cast of several
actual German refugees, including the wives of Bertolt Brecht and Max