Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir


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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.


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  • Tyrone Power in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Tyrone Power and Charles Laughton in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Marlene Dietrich in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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2 March 2004 | michelerealini
Billy Wilder meets Agatha Christie
Another brilliant work in the legendary career of Billy Wilder. The director signs a cinematic adaptation of this Agatha Christie story: actually it is really as if the camera went on stage for filming the play. But the film is passionating and exciting, there's no time to get bored.

Another thing we shall not forget is that Billy Wilder is European. He manages to keep the spirit of the film very British, with lots of humour and sarcasm. Compared to films like this one, "legal" movies from John Grisham's novels are empty and meaningless, without soul.

Mr.Wilder is the director, we know; we have Charles Laughton, Tyrone Power and Marlene Dietrich: what a cast! Add a superb black and white cinematography... The result is amazing, with a film where dialogues are flawless and carry everything.

Times are different now, but the atmosphere and the taste of movies like this one are impossible to find in contemporary films.

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