• Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Anatomy of a Murder

Release Date: 1959

DVD Release Date: July 11th, 2000

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler (James Stewart) takes the case of Army Lt. Manion (Ben Gazzara), who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife (Lee Remick) claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick (Brooks West) and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer (George C. Scott) to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner (Kathryn Grant), who's hiding a dark secret.

Cast: James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, Joseph N. Welch, Brooks West

Director: Otto Preminger

Genres: Mystery , Crime drama

Production Co: Carlyle Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Mystery , Hotel , Murder , Quest , Intense , Wife , Soldier , Gripping , 1950s , Small town

Awards

Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Best Motion Picture