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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder(1959)

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Brief Synopsis

A small-town lawyer gets the case of a lifetime when a military man avenges an attack on his wife.

Cast & Crew

Otto Preminger Director
James Stewart Paul "Polly" Biegler
Lee Remick Laura Manion
Ben Gazzara Lt. Frederick Manion
Arthur O'Connell Parnell McCarthy
Eve Arden Maida Rutledge
Kathryn Grant Mary Pilant
George C Scott Claude Dancer
Orson Bean Dr. Matthew Smith
Russ Brown George Lemon
Murray Hamilton Alphonse Paquette
Brooks West Mitch Lodwick
Ken Lynch Sgt. James Durgo

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  World premiere in Detroit, MI: 1 Jul 1959; New York and Los Angeles openings: 2 Jul 1959
Release Date:  1959 Production Date:  EB; AFI; Paige
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Columbia Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Mono (Westrex Recording System) Production Co:  Carlyle Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  160-161 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Perfect Casting !

    DON RILEY 2015-12-16

    One of the most perfectly cast films in memory. The three major players are all perfect. I believe James Stewart gives an Oscar worthy performance. His... MORE>

  • anatomy of a murder

    kevin sellers 2015-02-17

    In the late 50s and early 60s director Otto Preminger and screenwriter Wendell Mayes teamed up to make three masterpieces; "Advise And Consent"... MORE>

  • One of the best court room flics

    denscul 2014-02-18

    Using a real judge was unique as far as I know. As for a witness wearing his uniform, the Defense usually wins an argument over dress. The reviewer who... MORE>