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Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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Tyrone Power Tyrone Power
Leonard Vole
Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich
Christine
Charles Laughton Charles Laughton
Sir Wilfrid Roberts
Elsa Lanchester Elsa Lanchester
Miss Plimsoll
John Williams John Williams
Brogan-Moore
Henry Daniell Henry Daniell
Mayhew
Ian Wolfe Ian Wolfe
Carter
Torin Thatcher Torin Thatcher
Mr. Myers


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Billy Wilder Billy Wilder
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A classic

4 years, 12 months ago at Oct 16 21:47
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Since this movie has a very good reputation, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn't disappointed. To be honest, I was a little bit worried at first because there were too many jokes for my taste but I was soon won over by Charles Laughton's marvelous performance. Indeed, I kept hearing so many great things about this thespian but, after watching this flick, I'm convinced the gu... read more

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

11 years, 2 months ago at Jul 26 14:19
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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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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 case is so difficult: Vole's only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid's task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution.
Release date: 6 February 1958
UPC: 027616869425
Tags: Trial (9), Mystery (9), 1950s (8), Courtroom (8), Crime (8), Murder (7), 1957 (6), Drama (6), Thriller (6), Usa (5), Investigation (4), Widow (4), Twist In The End (4), Based On Play (4), Black And White (4), Nurse (4), Inheritance (3), Bigamy (3), Classic (3), Billy Wilder (3)
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