The Man in the Glass Booth [Blu-ray] [1975]

  • SKU: 32924745
  • Release Date: 06/06/2017
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera,"a promotional film for the American Film Theatre
  • Gallery of trailers for the American Film Theatre
  • Interview with Director Arthur Hiller
  • Interview with Edie Landau


The Man in the Glass Booth
Actor/writer Robert Shaw's powerhouse stage play The Man in the Glass Booth was transferred to the screen as part of the American Film Theatre series. Maximilian Schell plays Arthur Goldman, a Jewish businessmen living in Manhattan in 1965. A group of Israeli underground agents barge into Goldman's office and kidnap him. He is brought to Israel, placed in a bulletproof glass booth, and put on trial. His accusers charge that Goldman is not a Jew, but in fact a notorious Nazi war criminal, guilty of unspeakable crimes against humanity. Robert Shaw's name does not appear in the credits of The Man in the Glass Booth; he was so displeased with Edward Anhalt's screen adaptation that he had his name removed from the project. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Maximilian Schell
    Maximilian Schell - Arthur Goldman
  • Lois Nettleton
    Lois Nettleton - Miriam Rosen
  • Luther Adler
    Luther Adler - Presiding Judge
  • Lawrence Pressman
    Lawrence Pressman - Charlie Cohn
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    Henry Brown - Jack Arnold

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Acting Job by Schell

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    This movie is different and will keep you guessing. I always thought Maximilian Schell was a good actor but after watching this movie I rate him a great actor. He plays a rich American living in New York and appears to be very eccentric or mentally ill. In the middle of the movie he is abducted by Israeli Intelligence Officers and taken to Israel to stand trial for war crimes. The Blu-ray provides good picture and sound quality. Don't miss this movie.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Dynamic play made into a movie

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    This was originally shown in theaters for 2 days only back in the mid 1970's. It was written by actor Robert Shaw (Jaws, Man for all seasons, From Russia with love, the sting). It has a powerhouse acting job by Max Schell who was nominated for Best Actor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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