American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, May 28 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sat, May 29 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, May 31 4:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:107 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Michael Polish
Cast:Al Pacino
Meadow Williams
Thomas Kretschmann


“American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally” features an award-winning ensemble cast, including Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, Meadow Williams and Thomas Kretschmann.

She was beautiful. She was talented. She was American — and she was tried for treason. She was Axis Sally, and her story has never been told.

In 1948, renowned attorney James J. Laughlin (Oscar-winner Al Pacino) gets assigned a case that will captivate the public: Defend Nazi broadcaster Mildred Gillars (Meadow Williams), aka “Axis Sally.” In WWII Germany, Gillars was hired by the Third Reich’s Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels (Thomas Kretschmann) to broadcast propaganda to U.S. forces overseas and their families in America.

With her love and mentor Max Otto Koischwitz, Gillars kept “the boys” amused — until the Allies won the war and Gillars went on trial.

It’s up to Laughlin and his young legal assistant Billy Owen to save her life, if they can prove that Mildred Gillars and the persona her adopted as Axis Sally — one of the most hated women in America — were not on the same side.