Anatomy Of A Murder

1959 • 160 minutes
59 reviews
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A riveting courtroom drama of rape and premeditated murder is brought to life with an all-star cast in the suspenseful and highly-acclaimed ANATOMY OF A MURDER. Nominated for seven Academy Awards(r) including Best Picture (1959). The film pits a humble small-town lawyer (James Stewart) against a hard-headed big city prosecutor (George C. Scott). Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife (Lee Remick). Produced and directed by the renowned Otto Preminger, the film features a brilliant score by Duke Ellington. Packed with drama, passion and intrigue, ANATOMY OF A MURDER is a cinematic masterpiece that will keep you on the edge of your seat! © 1959, renewed 1987 Otto Preminger Films, Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
59 reviews
July 28, 2016
One of the best legal drama ever realized on screen. Anatomy of murder is both long and complex, at over 2 hours 40 minutes run time you might think it gets boring mainly being a legal drama, but it never does. This is done mainly because motives are left in the air, Stewart's and George C Scott's characters both coach witnesses, trade barbs, and seem to be willingly to do whatever is necessary to win. The exactness of what happens is never established which makes it even more powerful.
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