Witness for the Prosecution

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Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, barrister takes on a murder case,. The case is defending American war vet Leonard Vole, a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who's accused of murdering his middle-aged lonely and wealthy acquaintance, Emily French. The evidence is circumstantial but points to Leonard as the murderer, butr the csse has constant revelations.

Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: Agatha Christie (in Agatha Christie's international stage success), Billy Wilder (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (screen play), Lawrence B. Marcus (adaptation)
Production: MGM
Year: 1957
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 8.4
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 06 Feb 1958
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.


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Leonard Vole - Tyrone Power
Christine - Marlene Dietrich
Sir Wilfrid Roberts - Charles Laughton
Miss Plimsoll - Elsa Lanchester
Brogan-Moore - John Williams
Mayhew - Henry Daniell
Carter - Ian Wolfe
Mr. Myers - Torin Thatcher
Mrs. Emily Jane French - Norma Varden
Janet MacKenzie - Una O'Connor
Inspector Hearne - Philip Tonge
Diana - Ruta Lee
Court Officer - Patrick Aherne
Bar Patron - Don Ames
Bar Patron - Walter Bacon
Courtroom Spectator - Eddie Baker
Courtroom Spectator - Benjie Bancroft
Courtroom Spectator - John Barton
Courtroom Spectator - Arline Bletcher
Courtroom Spectator - Danny Borzage
Courtroom Spectator - Tex Brodus
Courtroom Spectator - George Bruggeman
Courtroom Spectator - George Calliga
Barrister - Steve Carruthers
Courtroom Spectator - Albert Cavens
Courtroom Spectator - Oliver Cross
Juror - Harry Denny
Courtoom Spectator - Helen Dickson
Courtroom Spectator - Minta Durfee
Miss O'Brien - Marjorie Eaton
Juror - Bill Erwin
Barrister - Franklyn Farnum
Courtroom Spectator - Bess Flowers
Courtroom Spectator - Joe Gilbert
Courtroom Spectator - Herschel Graham
Courtroom Spectator - Marion Gray
Courtroom Spectator - Stuart Hall
Courtroom Spectator - Art Howard
Cafe Patron - Michael Jeffers
Jury Foreman - Colin Kenny
Courtroom Spectator - Paul Kruger
Courtroom Spectator - Jeanne Lafayette
Courtroom Spectator - Carl M. Leviness
Courtroom Spectator - Robert Locke Lorraine
Courtroom Spectator - Wilbur Mack
Bailiff - Thomas Martin
Court Officer - Frank McLure
Bailiff - Hans Moebus
Miss Johnson - Ottola Nesmith
Barrister - William H. O'Brien
Courtroom Spectator - Monty O'Grady
Shorts Salesman - J. Pat O'Malley
Minor Role - George Pelling
Courtroom Spectator - Paul Power
Doctor - Jack Raine
Juror - Fred Rapport
Courtroom Spectator - Anthony Redondo
Courtroom Spectator - Mitchell Rhein
Hat Shop Saleslady - Leoda Richards
Bar Patron - Al Roberts
Miss McHugh - Molly Roden
Courtroom Spectator - John Roy
Clerk at Old Bailey - Jeffrey Sayre
Spotlight Operator in German Cafe - Norbert Schiller
Courtroom Spectator - Scott Seaton
Courtroom Spectator - Lucile Sewall
Courtroom Spectator - Reginald Simpson
Courtroom Spectator - Edna Smith
Courtroom Spectator - Cap Somers
Courtroom Spectator - Bert Stevens
Courtroom Spectator - Arthur Tovey
Courtroom Spectator - Glen Walters
Barrister Reading Charges - Ben Wright