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Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder
8.2
/10
2,456 Ratings

ANATOMY OF A MURDER

Directed by Otto Preminger
United States, 1959
Crime, Drama, Mystery

Synopsis

A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife.

Synopsis

A small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife.

Our take

Austro-Hungarian émigré Otto Preminger’s movies dissect American society with surgical precision. This stands as his great masterpiece: a groundbreaking, enthralling, gold standard courtroom drama revealing cracks in the very notion of justice. Starring James Stewart, with music by Duke Ellington.