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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 82
Notable as: DramaGenre: Mystery, Thriller, DramaNarrative location: LondonRuntime: 113 - 116 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: English, GermanCountry: United StatesDirector: Billy WilderScreenwriter: Billy Wilder, Harry KurnitzBased on: The Witness for the ProsecutionMusic: Matty MalneckCinematography: Russell HarlanStars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Norma Varden, Ruta Lee, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Torin Thatcher Producer: Arthur Hornblow, Jr.Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Charles Laughton)
Academy Award for Best Director (Billy Wilder)
Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Daniel Mandell)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Arthur Hornblow, Jr.)
Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Elsa Lanchester)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Witness for the Prosecution is a 1957 American courtroom drama film set in the Old Bailey in London. The film, based on a short story by Agatha Christie, deals with the trial of a man accused of murder. The first film adaptation of this story, it stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, and Charles Laughton, and features Elsa Lanchester. The film was adapted by Larry Marcus, Harry Kurnitz and the film's director Billy Wilder.


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