The Judge And The Sinner

  • 1960
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Ruhmann is a judge who believes in reforming juveniles rather than sentencing them. When Baal is convicted of blackmail, Ruhmann tests his beliefs. But first he sentences Baal to prison for eight months so he can distance her from the baleful influence of boy friend Brandt. She, however, threatens suicide, and the judge is forced to release her. He secures...read more

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Ruhmann is a judge who believes in reforming juveniles rather than sentencing them. When Baal is convicted of blackmail, Ruhmann tests his beliefs. But first he sentences Baal to prison for eight months so he can distance her from the baleful influence of boy friend Brandt. She, however,

threatens suicide, and the judge is forced to release her. He secures her a job waiting tables at the boarding house where he lives, though Muthel, the owner, dislikes housing criminals. Then Brandt suddenly reappears and coerces Baal to steal from another boarder. The judge covers up for her

thefts, and she finds herself falling in love with him. Brandt interprets this affection as an opportunity to blackmail Ruhmann by exposing the judge and Baal as lovers. Ruhmann, ever the stoic figure, goes to Brandt's gang and speaks a sermon about reform. It's a well-intentioned film, sort of a

German version of BOYS TOWN. Ruhmann certainly has all the sincerity of a Father Flanagan. The film was released in Germany in 1960.

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