Witness for the Prosecution 1957 G

7.45PM Wed 8 Aug 2018 (1hr 51mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

'Charles Laughton, fresh from the disappointing response to his sole directorial effort, The Night of the Hunter, stars as Sir Wilfrid Robarts, a masterful barrister recovering from a heart attack. His private nurse is adamant that rest and relaxation are key to his convalescence, but Robarts insists on taking on a new client, Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power in his last completed film role). Vole has been accused of murdering a rich, older widow and all the evidence seems to suggest he is the man responsible, but Robarts isn't so sure. Enter Vole's wife, Christine (Marlene Dietrich), a femme fatale with secrets of her own and the result is a courtroom drama that leaves the audience guessing until the very final frame.' Independent

CREDITS

35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 116 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH/GERMAN / DIRECTOR: BILLY WILDER / PRODUCER: ARTHUR HORNBLOW JR / SCRIPT: BILLY WILDER, HARRY KURNITZ, LARRY MARCUS / BASED ON THE 1925 NOVEL BY AGATHA CHRISTIE / CINEMATOGRAPHER: RUSSELL HARLAN / EDITOR: DANIEL MANDELL / ART DIRECTOR: ALEXANDRE TRAUNER / MUSIC: MATTY MALNECK / COSTUME DESIGNERS: EDITH HEAD, JOE KING, ADELE PARMENTER / CAST: TYRONE POWER, MARLENE DIETRICH, CHARLES LAUGHTON, ELSA LANCHESTER / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: PARK CIRCUS / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM