Director: Fred Zinnemann
Writer: Lillian Hellman, Alvin Sargent
Stars: Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards, Maximilian Schell, Hal Holbrook
Countries: United States
This Oscar-winning drama, based on the writing of Lillian Hellman, depicts the relationship between two friends and its unexpected consequences. After Lillian, a renowned playwright, reunites in Russia with her childhood playmate Julia, the writer is recruited to smuggle funds into Germany to aid the anti-Nazi movement. Waiting in the wings is Lillian’s lover and mentor, Dashiell Hammett, who is unaware of her dangerous assignment.