Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 27, 1958

Witness for the Prosecution (Arthur Hornblow; United Artists). "He's like a drowning man clutching at a razor blade." A famed British barrister (Charles Laughton) is referring to his feckless client (Tyrone Power). Indicted for the murder of a wealthy widow, the fellow faces a trial in which all the evidence—a will too timely altered in his favor, a maid who places him in the house on the night of the murder—is disastrously against him. His only hope is the testimony of his wife (Marlene Dietrich). But on the witness stand the wife declares...

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