American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally

The life of American woman Mildred Gillars and her lawyer, who struggles to redeem her reputation. Dubbed “Axis Sally” for broadcasting Nazi propaganda to American troops during World War II, Mildred’s story exposes the dark underbelly of the Third Reich's hate-filled propaganda machine, her eventual capture in Berlin, and subsequent trial for treason against the United States after the war.

  • Released: 2021-05-28
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Stars: Meadow Williams, Al Pacino, Thomas Kretschmann, Mitch Pileggi, Lala Kent, Carsten Norgaard, Jasper Polish, John D. Hickman, Swen Temmel, Jesy McKinney, Donat Balaj, Sewell Whitney, Jeffrey Holsman, Brian Dean Rittenhouse, Ramiro 'Ramir' Delgado Ruiz, John Cassarino, Marcus Rafinski
  • Director: Michael Polish
  • crumpytv - 24 June 2022
    What Would You Have Done?
    I found this interesting and worth watching.

    I didn't know anything about the story and subsequently researching it I found the film to pretty accurate.
  • DKosty123 - 24 November 2021
    Verdict Makes No Sense
    This film spends a long time on background, and waits too late to bring the court hearings into it. Al Pacino does do an inspired closing, but the jury decision makes no sense in this context. I wish someone had bothered to go to the court records and pull out what the jury looked at to put it into the film to make sense.

    Why would a jury disregard the fact that Axis Sally was scripted and spoke other persons word for 7 counts, but then find her guilty for doing the exact same thing on count number 8? That is the perplexing problem here. With what is presented, the verdict makes no sense. There's something missing that made the jury do that, but it's not in the film.

    The sequencing is good, but does ramble going back and forth with Axis Sally's life, but at least when it goes back it says when and where it is going. The script does a poor job bringing the characters to life. The only salvation is in the closing credits when one of the real people in the film gets a chance to talk. I love the history here, but hate the way it is presented. There has got to be another way.

    The cast is good, but they do not really get the material to work with.