Actors of "Witness for the Prosecution"
Characters of "Witness for the Prosecution"
Directors of "Witness for the Prosecution"Billy WilderBirthdate: 22 June 1906, Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sucha Beskidzka, Malopolskie, Poland]
Creators of "Witness for the Prosecution"Agatha ChristieBirthdate: 15 September 1890, Torquay, Devon, England, UKBilly WilderBirthdate: 22 June 1906, Sucha, Galicia, Austria-Hungary [now Sucha Beskidzka, Malopolskie, Poland]
Critic Reviews of "Witness for the Prosecution"Chicago ReaderAugust 15, 2007
His theatrical mise-en-scene -- his proscenium framing -- serves the material well, as does Charles Laughton's bombastic portrayal of the defense attorney.Time OutJanuary 26, 2006
...the film's origins as an Agatha Christie novel and play, combine to give the movie a heavy -- almost stolid -- theatrical flavour.VarietyFebruary 13, 2001
A courtroom meller played engagingly and building evenly to a surprising and arousing, albeit tricked-up, climax...New York TimesJanuary 01, 2000
And the air in the courtroom fairly crackles with emotional electricity, until that staggering surprise in the last reel.Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)October 17, 2014
Every time the story strays from Sir Wilfrid, the interest level goes down a notch. Fortunately for the viewer, it doesn't get away from him very long at any point.Empire MagazineFebruary 08, 2012
Marlene Dietrich tries not to give anything away as usual while Agatha Christie's whodunit plot whirs tidily about her expressionless beauty.Film4February 08, 2012
Wilder's adaptation is guilty of being absolutely marvelous.EmanuelLevy.ComMarch 16, 2011
This Oscar-nominated courtroom drama represents Billy Wilder at his most theatrical and old-fashioned, but the saga is enjoyable and so is the acting of all-star cast.Matt's Movie ReviewsJuly 06, 2010
An exciting court room romp that engrosses the viewer with its high melodrama and dialogue driven scenes.Apollo GuideJanuary 01, 2010
A slew of terrific performances help to elevate Wilder's twist-ridden courtroom drama above your standard fare in the genre.Combustible CelluloidAugust 22, 2008
Wilder plays the suspense well, but this movie belongs to Laughton, who makes his every line resonate like music and thunder.
Gallery of "Witness for the Prosecution"