Witness for the Prosecution Movie Review 1957

Information and Film Reviews for Witness for the Prosecution the Movie

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An unemployed man is accused of murdering a wealthy widow whom he befriended. Ailing defense attorney Laughton can't resist taking an intriguing murder case, and a straightforward court case becomes increasingly complicated in this energetic adaptation of an Agatha Christie story and stage play. Outstanding performances by Laughton, with excellent support by real life wife, Lanchester, as his patient nurse. Power, as the alleged killer, and Dietrich as a tragic woman are top-notch (see if you can detect Dietrich in an unbilled second role).

Distribution

Mike LeBell's Video, 75 Freemont Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90005, Phone: (213)938-3333, Fax: (213)938-3334, Email: mlvideo@aol.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Mystery & Suspense, Order in the Court, Books to Film: Agatha Christie
Screenplay
Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz
Cast
Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Una O'Connor
Cinematography
Russell Harlan
Director
Billy Wilder
Music
Matty Malneck
Other
Daniel Mandell
Producer
United Artists

Awards

Golden Globes 1958: Support. Actress (Lanchester).

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