Anatomy of a Murder Poster

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


Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1959)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)