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computer's avatar


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


hahaha terrific mind blowing awesome

must see
12 years 5 months ago
Angellike's avatar


Wow, that ending.


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!

10 years 9 months ago
Filmbuff77's avatar


One of the best courtroom dramas ever made.

Charles Laughton was one hell of an actor.
1 month 1 week ago
Siskoid's avatar


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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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
gama_jr's avatar


I was wondering if the courtroom is the same of The Paradine Case. Is it?
10 years 8 months ago
Big A2's avatar

Big A2

@verdikt: What about Otto Preminger?

Certainly was entertaining, but I do wonder whether it can withstand a second viewing, now that all is revealed. Guess I'll find out eventually.

Still, gotta love that voice-over at the end.
12 years ago
MM's avatar


Don't understand at all why this has been added to the film-noir genre. It's definitely not film-noir.
12 years 2 months ago
george4mon's avatar


nice ending
12 years 10 months ago
StigAnder's avatar


Laughton was amazing! "If you were a woman, Miss Plimsoll, I would strike you."
13 years 2 months ago
TheInfanta's avatar


Great film. The ending is PERFECTION thanks to the marvelous cast.
13 years 4 months ago
Atreides's avatar


An excellent trail movie. Nice plot also.
13 years 8 months ago
ReVision's avatar


Great movie, Laughton was nothing less than amazing. The ending was also very good. Although i do agree with CrumbThumber on the final part, they should have left that out.
11 years 11 months ago
Shidan's avatar


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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