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Filmbuff77

One of the best courtroom dramas ever made.

Charles Laughton was one hell of an actor.
1 month 1 week ago
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Shidan

This was truly amazing, I enjoyed it a lot, I was completely immersed through the entire duration of the film.
The end caught me off guard, I went through many emotions in only a few minutes. spoiler
10 months ago
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Siskoid

Agatha Christie, who wrote Witness for the Prosecution as a stage play, might have struggled with the format because it's as a whodunit, it doesn't have very many suspects, so you've probably figured it out as one of your solutions by the time it's revealed. Further, I kind of resent the fact that we're definitely supposed to be "with" the barrister for the defense, who is meant to be very clever, but he's not really going to come up with the solution, and is handed it in the climax. It may be that Christie, or at least Wylder, means for his arrogance to be his undoing in this case, but the fault is treated as comedy so it hardly seems justified to have him suffer for his hubris. That said, it's a highly watchable courtroom drama with a wonderful performance from Charles Laughton as a cardiac attorney sweating through cross-examinations and grand-standing with all the personality that's afforded him. The bit with the shining monocle is iconic. Nothing can break the spell weaved by Laughton, not even the melodramatic finish.
4 years 4 months ago
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Zov

quote:
The management of this theatre suggests that for the greater entertainment of friends who have not yet seen the picture, you will not divulge to anyone the secret of the ending of "Witness For The Prosecution".
5 years 11 months ago
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DisneyStitch

Charles Laughton is brilliant here, nobody wears a scowl quite like he does. It's a well spun movie that gives us some great suspense and great performances through a high degree of star power.
7 years 3 months ago
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kombelpeter

I didn't see this climax coming. Delightful movie, delightful acting.
9 years ago
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Yousef Mousa

I just love Billy Wilder movies !
9 years 9 months ago
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stexdo

Extremely well directed and acted... the script is just a bomb waiting to explode at the end. Wilder is a master!
9 years 10 months ago
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Mr Montage

A little bit slow paced at the start, a but man what movie once it got going. Also was that a anti-spoiler PSA during the end credits?
9 years 11 months ago
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rilinddd

amazing movie and very amazing ending
10 years 5 months ago
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MewSa

Nice twist at the end. Wasn't expecting it :)
10 years 5 months ago
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gama_jr

I was wondering if the courtroom is the same of The Paradine Case. Is it?
10 years 8 months ago
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Angellike

Wow, that ending.

spoiler

This was my first encounter of Charles Laughton and I thought he was absolutely brilliant. A fantastic mix of cockiness due to his brilliance and his general attitude was certainly enjoyable.

Love the little extra announcement five or so seconds prior to the complete ending!

7.5/10
10 years 9 months ago
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Buksemannen

How in earth can this movie only be in 9 lists? and the majority of them are imdb lists. A mystery to me.
11 years 9 months ago
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computer

Liked it alot but, honest to god, I saw the ending coming.
11 years 10 months ago

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