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1,396 Ratings

Witness for the Prosecution

Directed by Billy Wilder
United States, 1957
Crime, Mystery, Thriller


An old, sickly British barrister, urged to retire by his live-in nurse and his doctors, finds a new murder case hard to resist and decides to step into the courtroom again to defend a man accused of killing a wealthy widow for her money.

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Witness for the Prosecution Directed by Billy Wilder

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1958 | 6 nominations including: Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

1959 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actor

Directors Guild of America

1958 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Golden Globes (USA)

1958 | Winner: Best Supporting Actress

1958 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Drama

Critics reviews

Although I wouldn’t describe Billy Wilder’s Agatha Christie adaptation Witness for the Prosecution (1957)—another well-stocked B-zone UK Blu-ray, this one from Masters of Cinema—as a favourite, exactly, it is immensely entertaining.
January 02, 2019
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