Witness for the Prosecution Poster

Release Date: 1957

DVD Release Date: December 11th, 2001

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Una O'Connor

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: Crime drama, Mystery

Production Co: United Artists

Keywords: Rivalry, Investigation, 1950s, Love, Murder, Wife, Mystery, Love triangle, Temptation, Gripping

Awards

Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Film Editing
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Recording
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor
Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role