Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Director
Billy Wilder

Main cast
Tyrone Power; Marlene Dietrich; Charles Laughton; Elsa Lanchester; John Williams

Genres
Drama, Mystery, Crime

Description
When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult: Vole's only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid's task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution.


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