Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution

Title: Witness for the Prosecution

Release: 1957

Rating: 8.4

Language: English, German

Country: USA

Runtime: 116

Genre: Crime , Drama , Thriller , Mystery

Witness for the Prosecution

Release 1957
Rating 8.4
Language English, German
Country USA
Runtime 116
Genre Crime , Drama , Thriller , Mystery

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It's Britain, 1953. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, irrepressible barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts, known as a barrister for the hopeless, takes on a murder case, much to the exasperation of his medical team, led by his overly regulated private nurse, Miss Plimsoll, who tries her hardest to ensure that he not return to his hard living ways - including excessive cigar smoking and drinking - while he takes his medication and gets his much needed rest. That case is defending American war veteran Leonard Vole, a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who is accused of murdering his fifty-six year old lonely and wealthy widowed acquaintance, Emily French. The initial evidence is circumstantial but points to Leonard as the murderer. Despite being happily married to East German former beer hall performer Christine Vole, he fostered that friendship with Mrs. French in the hopes that she would finance one of his many inventions to the tune of a few hundred pounds. It thus does ...

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Agatha Christie (in Agatha Christie's international stage success), Billy Wilder (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (screen play), Lawrence B. Marcus (adaptation)

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