Witness for the Prosecution

Rated NR 114 minutes 1957

The affable Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton) has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard's alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Christine (Marlene Dietrich) -- who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid's surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.

Film Credits

Director: Billy Wilder

Writer: Agatha Christie, Larry Marcus, Billy Wilder and Harry Kurnitz

Producer: Edward Small and Arthur Hornblow Jr.

Cast: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Una O'Connor, Torin Thatcher, Francis Compton, Norma Varden, Philip Tonge, Ruta Lee, Ottola Nesmith, Marjorie Eaton and J. Pat O'Malley

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