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Witness for the Prosecution 1957

  • Billy Wilder
  • December 17, 1957
  • 116 mins
  • English
  • Crime, Drama, Mystery
Unmatched ...in a half century of motion picture suspense!
When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult: Vole's only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid's task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution.


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Revisiting this Wilder classic for the first time in a long time. I remembered a lot about this movie, like the ride up the stairs and Charles Laughton being hilarious and cranky. What I didn't remember was the ending, I was like what? then what again then what again?! Great stuff.

I was suspicious that the woman in the bar was really Dietrich in disguise because the accent was something else, but I wasn't 100%. It was 100% more convincing than the shit that went down in Body Double the other night.

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I love you Wilder, but this is one of the most disappointing films I've watched. You broke my heart.

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