awards & nominations

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

Come to the Stable (1949)

Elsa Lanchester as "Amelia Potts"

In this heartwarming 1949 film, Sister Margaret (Loretta Young) and Sister Scholastica (Celeste Holm) arrive unannounced and determined to build a children's hospital in the small New England town of Bethlehem. They seek to fulfill a promise they made to God when he saved a similar infirmary in war-torn Normandy. To build it, the sisters recruit various townspeople, negotiate with a bookie (Thomas Gomez) for the land and contend with a songwriter (Hugh Marlowe) who's set against the project.

Academy Award (1949)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role