Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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Crime
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
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116 min.
Plot  Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton), a master barrister in ill health, takes on Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power) as a client, despite the objections of his private nurse, Miss Plimsoll (Elsa Lanchester), who says the doctor warns him against taking on any criminal cases. Vole is accused of murdering Mrs. Emily French (Norma Varden), a rich, older widow who had become enamored of him, going so far as to make him the main beneficiary of her will. Strong circumstantial evidence points to Vole as the killer, but Sir Wilfrid believes Vole is innocent.

When Sir Wilfrid speaks with Vole's German wife Christine (Marlene Dietrich), he finds her rather cold and self-possessed, but she does provide an alibi. Therefore, he is greatly surprised when she is called as a witness for the prosecution. While a wife cannot testify against her husband, Christine was in fact still married to a German man when she wed Leonard (who was in the Army and part of the occupation forces in Germany). She test...
  

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Cast

Marlene Dietrich
Christine Vole/Helm
Charles Laughton
Sir Wilfrid Robarts Q.C.
Henry Daniell
Mayhew
Ian Wolfe
Carter
Una O'Connor
Janet McKenzie

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All Titles

Witness for the Prosecution
English Original Title

Release Dates

Country

United States

Language

English

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