Witness for the Prosecution

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Witness for the Prosecution

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Witness for the Prosecution

Release Date: December 17, 1957

Year    :   1957
Slogan    :   «The most electrifying entertainment of our time!»
Genres    :   Drama, Mystery, Crime
Production Companies    :   Edward Small Productions
Director    :   Billy Wilder
Producers    :   Edward Small, Arthur Hornblow Jr., Ben Hersh
Writers    :   Billy Wilder, Agatha Christie, Noël Coward, Harry Kurnitz, Lawrence B. Marcus
RunTime    :   116 mins.
Budget    :   3000000
Revenue    :   9000000

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.




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