United Kingdom: February 06 1958
United States: February 06 1958
Ranking: 4,645 out of 16,286 movies (up 1972)
Ranked #178 in list 'The best movies ever'
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.