Witness For The Prosecution

Wednesday afternoon I had a cinema session at the university. It was an “extra” class (not in the class time), and we watched a movie in which the plot was related with criminal procedure law (a subject that seems really interesting to me, I’ll explain why in another post).

The movie, “Witness For The Prosecution”, was filmed in black and white in 1957. The stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton, are really good and also well-known (not well-known for me but just because the movie is very old). The synopsis is the following: a man is accused of murdering a rich widow, with whom he had a friendship. A
master barrister takes him on as a client, but the criminal case will be very difficult to win, taking into account that the only person who can testify in order to confirm the alibi is his wife. So it’s obvious that complications will arise during the trial in the movie.

This movie is based on an Agatha Christie’s novel, and therefore, like in all of her works, she keeps you intrigued. In addition, it needs to be highlighted Charles Laughton’s role is as a defence barrister.

It’s a brilliant and really interesting movie, both from a legal point of view and a cinematographic point of view. I recommend it to you without a doubt 🙂

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