Witness for the Prosecution

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime
  • Release Date: 1957-12-17
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 592 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Edward Small Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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  • Tyrone Power

    as Leonard Vole
  • Marlene Dietrich

    as Christine Vole
  • Charles Laughton

    as Sir Wilfrid Robarts
  • Elsa Lanchester

    as Miss Plimsoll
  • John Williams

    as Brogan-Moore
  • Henry Daniell

    as Mayhew
  • Ian Wolfe

    as Carter
  • Torin Thatcher

    as Mr. Myers
  • Norma Varden

    as Emily Jane French
  • Una O'Connor

    as Janet McKenzie
  • Francis Compton

    as Judge
  • Philip Tonge

    as Inspector Hearne
  • Ruta Lee

    as Diana
  • Bess Flowers

    as Courtroom spectator
  • Leoda Richards

    as Hat Store Sales Clerk
  • Patrick Aherne

    as Court Officer (uncredited)
  • Eddie Baker

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Brandon Beach

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Colin Kenny

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Fred Rapport

    as Juror (uncredited)
  • Danny Borzage

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • George Bruggeman

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Steve Carruthers

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Stuart Hall

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Art Howard

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Paul Kruger

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Jeanne Lafayette

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Wilbur Mack

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • John Roy

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Scott Seaton

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Cap Somers

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Bert Stevens

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Glen Walters

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Marjorie Eaton

    as Miss O'Brien (uncredited)
  • Franklyn Farnum

    as Barrister (uncredited)
  • William H. O'Brien

    as Barrister (uncredited)
  • Michael Jeffers

    as Cafe Patron (uncredited)
  • Ottola Nesmith

    as Miss Johnson (uncredited)
  • J. Pat O'Malley

    as Shorts Salesman (uncredited)
  • George Pelling

    as Bit Part (uncredited)
  • Jack Raine

    as Doctor (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Sayre

    as Clerk at Old Bailey (uncredited)
  • Norbert Schiller

    as Spotlight Operator in German Cafe (uncredited)
  • Ben Wright

    as Barrister Reading Charges (uncredited)
  • Waclaw Rekwart

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
  • Frank McLure

    as Court Officer (uncredited)
  • Walter Bacon

    as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • Herschel Graham

    as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Writing Billy Wilder Screenplay
Directing Billy Wilder Director
Editing Daniel Mandell Editor
Art Alexandre Trauner Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Harry Ray Makeup Artist
Camera Russell Harlan Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Wally Westmore Makeup Artist
Sound Leonid Raab Music Arranger
Writing Agatha Christie Novel
Sound Ernest Gold Conductor
Writing Noël Coward Dialogue
Art Howard Bristol Set Decoration
Writing Harry Kurnitz Screenplay
Sound Fred Lau Sound
Costume & Make-Up Nellie Manley Hairdresser
Production Edward Small Executive Producer
Writing Lawrence B. Marcus Adaptation
Costume & Make-Up Helene Parrish Hairdresser
Costume & Make-Up Gustaf Norin Makeup Artist
Crew Lee Zavitz Special Effects
Production Arthur Hornblow Jr. Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charles Gemora Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Joe King Costume Design
Directing John Franco Script Supervisor
Sound Matty Malneck Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Adele Parmenter Costume Design
Production Ben Hersh Production Supervisor
Directing Emmett Emerson Assistant Director
Camera Madison S. Lacy Still Photographer
Art Stanley Detlie Property Master