awards & nominations

view all

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Elsa Lanchester as "Miss Plimsoll"

The affable Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) is being tried for the murder of a wealthy woman, and legendary lawyer Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton) has chosen to represent him. Unfortunately, Leonard's alibi depends on the testimony of his callous wife, Christine (Marlene Dietrich) -- who, after the discovery of a legal loophole, makes the shocking decision to appear in court against him. To Sir Wilfrid's surprise, this is only the first in a series of puzzling revelations and reversals.

Academy Award (1957)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1957)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Read or Write a Comment