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Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Witness for the Prosecution
8.2 Rating
(241 ratings)
8.5 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power

Leonard Vole
Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich

Christine
Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

Sir Wilfrid
Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

Miss Plimsoll
John Williams

John Williams

Brogan-Moore
Ian Wolfe

Ian Wolfe

Carter
Torin Thatcher

Torin Thatcher

Mr. Myers


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Billy Wilder

Billy Wilder

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WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

5 years, 8 months ago at Jul 26 14:19
I have always been very partial to films with a surprise ending and "Witness for the Prosecution" has a real stunner. I also enjoy courtroom dramas and this is one of the best. Add to this great performances by a exemplary cast and one of my favourite directors Billy Wilder (who also co-wrote the screenplay) and you can't lose! Charles Laughton's performance alone makes the film well worth seeing.... read more
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Description: When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the ... (more)
Release date: 6 February 1958
UPC: 027616869425
Mystery (9), Courtroom (8), Crime (8), 1950s (8), Trial (7), Drama (6), Thriller (6), Usa (6), Murder (6), 1957 (5), Black And White (4), Based On Play (4), Nurse (4), Widow (4), Investigation (4), Twist In The End (4), Inheritance (3), Billy Wilder (3), Bigamy (3), Classic (3)
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"Stars: Tyrone Power & Marlene Dietrich Released: 17 December 1957Box Office: $9m Rotten Audience: 95%"


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" The Plot:Agatha Christie tale of a man on trial for murder: a trial featuring surprise after surprise. Director:Billy Wllder Stars:Tyrone Power,Marlene Dietrich,Charles Laughton Nominated for 6 Oscars IMDB Top 250-YES"


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" Director: Billy Wilder Starring: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa, Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe and Torin Thatcher When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when "


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"April 21 "But this is England, where I thought you never arrest, let alone convict, people for crimes they have not committed." "We try not to make a habit of it." Another great movie directed by Billy Wilder. Like I said before, I am not a big fan of courtroom movies, but this is one of those times where the courtroom scenes can actually interest me. The performances were great, it had some good humor and the direction was great. Also has one of the best twist endings ever."


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