Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

8.4 98,418
Not Rated
1h 56min
Crime Drama Film-Noir

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

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

8.4 98,418
Not Rated
1h 56min
Crime Drama Film-Noir Mystery Thriller

Stars: Tyrone Power Marlene Dietrich Charles Laughton

Writers: Agatha Christie

Director: Billy Wilder

StoryLine

Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, barrister takes on a murder case,. The case is defending American war vet Leonard Vole, a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who's accused of murdering his middle-aged lonely and wealthy acquaintance, Emily French. The evidence is circumstantial but points to Leonard as the murderer, butr the csse has constant revelations.

Cast

Writers: Agatha Christie

Director: Billy Wilder

Actors

  • Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power

    Leonard Vole
  • Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich

    Christine
  • Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

    Sir Wilfrid Roberts
  • Elsa Lanchester

    Elsa Lanchester

    Miss Plimsoll
  • John Williams

    John Williams

    Brogan-Moore
  • Henry Daniell

    Henry Daniell

    Mayhew
  • Ian Wolfe

    Ian Wolfe

    Carter
  • Torin Thatcher

    Torin Thatcher

    Mr. Myers
  • Norma Varden

    Norma Varden

    Mrs. Emily Jane French
  • Una O'Connor

    Una O'Connor

    Janet MacKenzie
  • Francis Compton

    Francis Compton

    Judge
  • Philip Tonge

    Philip Tonge

    Inspector Hearne
  • Ruta Lee

    Ruta Lee

    Diana

Details

Genres
Crime Drama Film-Noir Mystery Thriller
Country
USA
Languages
English, German
Filming Locations
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Also Known As
Witness for the Prosecution
Budget
$3,000,000
Gross
$7,693
Sound Mix
Mono
Color
Black & White
Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1
Production Company
Edward Small Productions
Taglines
Unmatched ...in a half century of motion picture suspense!
Plot Keywords
lawyer
courtroom drama
alibi
london england
defense attorney