Witness for the Prosecution (1957)


Original Title: Witness for the Prosecution
Type: Movie
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 116 Minutes    (1 Hours : 56 Minutes)
Release Date: 06 Feb 1958 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English, German
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Billy Wilder
Writer: 
Agatha Christie, Billy Wilder, Harry Kurnitz
Stars: 
Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton  »




Description

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




Plot

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. Written by Huggo




Tagline

The most electrifying entertainment of our time!





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Témoin à charge (France)
    Zeugin der Anklage (Germany)
    Testigo de cargo (Spain)
    Testimoni de càrrec (Spain, Catalan title)
    Testigo de cargo (Mexico)

  • Company

    Edward Small Productions

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    Argentina:16
    Australia:G
    Brazil:12
    Canada:PG
    Finland:K-16
    France:Tous publics
    Hungary:12
    Italy:T
    Japan:G
    Netherlands:14
    Norway:7 (recommended rating)
    Norway:16 (cinema rating)
    South Korea:12
    Spain:T
    Sweden:11
    United Kingdom:U
    United States:Not Rated
    United States:Approved
    West Germany:12

  • Location

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios - 10202 W. Washington Blvd.
    Culver City
    California
    USA





  • Details (Financial)

  • Budget

    $3,000,000





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.66 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (Westrex Recording System)





  • Details (Other)

  • Awards

    Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.