Witness for the Prosecution

1957
9.0
Witness for the Prosecution
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Title: Witness for the Prosecution

Original Title: Witness for the Prosecution

Year: 1957

Info

Release Dates

  • UK: February 06 1958
  • United States: February 06 1958

Plot

Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is a friend of old Mrs. Emily French (Norma Varden). When she is murdered, suspicion will fall on Leonard due to the inheritance that may have left Emily. And not only by heredity, plus there is enough evidence against him overwhelming. However, Leonard does not lose hope and hires Wilfrid Roberts (Charles Laughton) to take charge of his defense. Roberts is a prestigious British lawyer whom the doctor has recommended to stay away from the stress of the trials. But Roberts believes that all is not lost for Leonard.

Bill Wilder's critically acclaimed film that was empty at the 1958 Oscars despite having received 6 nominations, including best film.

Cast

Director:

Billy Wilder Billy Wilder

Elsa Lanchester

Elsa Lanchester

Miss Plimsoll

Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton

Sir Wilfrid

Ruta Lee

Ruta Lee

Diana

Tyrone Power

Tyrone Power

Leonard Vole

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