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Witness for the Prosecution

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Time Out says

The undisputed star of this courtroom drama is Alexander Trauner's magnificent recreation of the Old Bailey, which is just as well, since the presence of Charles Laughton as the defence counsel, and the film's origins as an Agatha Christie novel and play, combine to give the movie a heavy - almost stolid - theatrical flavour. Tyrone Power is surprisingly good as the man accused of murdering his mistress, but the swift twists and turns of Ms Christie's plot soon drain Dietrich and Laughton's roles of any dramatic credibility.
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Release Details

  • Duration:114 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Billy Wilder
  • Screenwriter:Harry Kurnitz, Larry Marcus, Billy Wilder
  • Cast:
    • John Williams
    • Tyrone Power
    • Norma Varden
    • Marlene Dietrich
    • Elsa Lanchester
    • Henry Daniell
    • Charles Laughton
    • Una O'Connor
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