First Glance: “American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally”

“American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally” is the new film from Michael Polish that tells the story of Mildred Gillars, later given the nickname “Axis Sally”. She was an American broadcaster who shared propaganda over the airwaves for Nazi Germany during World War II. After the war she was taken into custody and put on trial by the US government. But it was quickly learned that her case was far from cut-and-dry.

The film sees Al Pacino in his first role since his Oscar-nominated work in “The Irishman”. He plays James Laughlin, an attorney tasked with defending Mildred Gillars (played by Meadow Williams) who faces eight counts of treason. “You are right now at this very moment the most hated person in America,” he tells her. I’m a sucker for a good courtroom drama and I’m interested in seeing how this one turns out. It may not be the best trailer, but the story is intriguing and watching Pacino is (almost) always a treat.

“American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally” comes out May 28th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

10 thoughts on “First Glance: “American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally”

  1. I saw this trailer I think a week ago as it’s interesting. Especially in the subject matter as it looks like Al Pacino is starting to restrain himself here which is a good thing.

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