Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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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)
  • Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
  • Marlene Dietrich and Edith Head 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)
  • Charles Laughton and John Williams in Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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6 July 2004 | August1991
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| Like Perry Mason? You'll love this...
I first saw this movie about 15 years ago and loved it. I just watched it on VHS and was captivated all over again. Agatha Christie's story, Billy Wilder's screenplay and direction, and the four main leads all get it right. Charles Laughton is absolutely superb, and Elsa Lanchester is a perfect foil.

Agatha Christie's story has more twists and turns than a roller coaster and this provides a strong foundation for the movie. But the actors give life to the characters. I haven't seen the 1982 version, but I'll admit to a bias for Marlene Dietrich. She and Tyrone Power pull just the right punches.

It's a mystery, of course. But a top notch one. So if you want only to dabble in the genre, this is the one to try. (If you like mysteries, it goes without saying that you must see it.) Moreover, this is one B&W movie for people who don't like B&W movies.

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