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Witness for the Prosecution

1957-12-17 | Drama / Mystery
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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.
Director: Billy Wilder
Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich

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Witness for the Prosecution won 1958 Golden Globes, USA, 2010 Online Film & Television Association, 1958 David di Donatello Awards, 1957 Faro Island Film Festival.
The casts of Witness for the Prosecution are Tyrone Power starring as Leonard Vole, Marlene Dietrich starring as Christine Vole, Charles Laughton starring as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, Elsa Lanchester starring as Miss Plimsoll, John Williams starring as Brogan-Moore, Henry Daniell starring as Mayhew.
On April 29, 2021, there were 5221 public reaction to Witness for the Prosecution including five stars, for a watch party, for heartbroken viewers, for when you want to cry, pet-friendly.
The production budget of Witness for the Prosecution was 3,000,000 USD.
The full version of Witness for the Prosecution is provided by Tubi TV , Amazon Prime Video , Amazon Video , YouTube , Google Play Movies , Apple iTunes , Hoopla , FandangoNOW , Vudu , Microsoft Store , Pluto TV
The certification of Witness for the Prosecution is NR.
The release date of Witness for the Prosecution is December 17, 1957.
On April 29, 2021, the IMDB rating of Witness for the Prosecution is 8.4/10, Rotten Tomato rating is 95/100, Metacritic rating is 0/100, TMDB rating is 8.0/10.
The revenue of Witness for the Prosecution was 9,000,000 USD.
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..
The genre of Witness for the Prosecution is Drama,Mystery,Crime.
The director of Witness for the Prosecution is Billy Wilder.