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Witness for the Prosecution (1958) Movie Information

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Witness for the Prosecution (1958)
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Overall Rank:

331

Avg. Rating:

3.20/4

# of Ratings:

80

Genres:

Drama, Mystery

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

02/06/1958

Director:

Billy Wilder

Actors:

Tyrone Power
Marlene Dietrich
Charles Laughton
Elsa Lanchester
John Williams
Henry Daniell

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A man on trial for murder goes through a rigorous plot twisting court trial; based on an Agatha Christie story.

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Indyfreak 05/31/2018 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Billy Wilder evokes both Hitchcock and Lang when directing this smartly written trial movie that ends on a couple neat twists. Charles Laughton is the capable defense attorney; Tyrone Power the fearful defendant; and Marlene Dietrich is his mysterious wife who has secrets of her own.

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Amy 12/22/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

fantastic -- marlene dietrich is mesmerizing.

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mitchellyoung 09/12/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

I really enjoyed seeing Charles Laughton's wheezy lawyer navigate the exciting twists and turns of this courtroom drama. With a sharply-written story from master storyteller Billy Wilder, this film never lets off the gas pedal.

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dukeakasmudge 09/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A GREAT movie from the start with a twist in the end I did not see coming at all

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Allison 10/09/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

This is on my top movies list for a reason. Never has Tyrone Power been in better form. Also Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton were outstanding. Since I adore Billy Wilder to pieces, I thought the movie was a solid 9/10, until the end which made it a 10/10 and automatically one of my favorite movies ever. With the exception of Julie Delpy in white I have never hated a character as much as I hated Marlene's. OH BOY SHE MADE MY BLOOD BOIL!

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Alex 01/26/2007 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

A long winded courtroom drama that I thought was pretty predictable. While the performances where good enough, I was never entertained. Marlene Dietrich does a fine job, but a times, she over acts. This is a bit dated, and nothing special here (at least in my mind).

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