Witness for the Prosecution - The Masters of Cinema Series
Billy Wilder directs this classic drama starring Charles Laughton and Marlene Dietrich.
Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Laughton) is an ailing barrister who has been told that he should accept fewer legal cases for the sake of his health.
However, he cannot resist defending Leonard Stephen Vole (Tyrone Power), a man accused of murder whose only alibi is provided by his devoted wife, Christine (Dietrich).
The police are convinced of Vole's guilt as he stands to benefit financially from the murder, but Robarts believes that he can prove the man's innocence in court.
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- Interviews: Neil Sinyard (Scholar)
- Commentary: Kat Ellinger (Critic)
- Other Documentary: 'Monocle and Cigars: Simon Callow on Charles Laughton in Billy Wilder's 'Witness for the Prosecution''