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Anatomy of a Murder
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Anatomy of a Murder 1959

From Amazon: Otto Preminger turned this 1959 courtroom drama, based on the popular novel, into terrific adult drama. James Stewart stars as a small-town lawyer who defends an army officer (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a bartender who assaulted his wife (Lee Remick). The taut script, large performance by Stewart, and then-daring elements of the story (words like "panties" are spoken in the context of discussing a sex crime) give the action a certain immediacy--which you don't find very often in today's movies about jurisprudence. Nice work by Remick and Gazzara, as well as George C. Scott, Arthur O'Connell, and real-life judge Joseph N. Welch, who...

Directed By:
No image existsOtto Preminger
Written By:
No image existsWendell Mayes
James StewartJames Stewart
No image existsGeorge C. Scott
No image existsArthur O'Connell
No image existsBen Gazzara
No image existsLee Remick
No image existsOrson Bean
No image existsEve Arden
No image existsDuke Ellington
No image existsKathryn Grant
No image existsMurray Hamilton

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Anatomy of a Murder Movie Review by Eric Somer (10/6/2008)

Those of us raised on the television and movie treatment of the courtroom are in for a rude awakening after that unsolicited jury duty notice appears. The actual courtroom as I've seen it bears little resemblance to the courtroom of the movies; no dramatic breakdowns on the stand, no colorful objections, no last minute...

(complete Anatomy of a Murder review by Eric Somer)

Anatomy of a Murder Movie Review by Movie Addict (9/23/2007)

Charlie Chaplain lost the Best Actor Oscar in 1941 to James Stewart. To see Stewart in action here will tell you why he won that Oscar and was nominated for four more.

This is probably the best courtroom action you will ever see with Ben Gazzara on trial for murder after his wife (Lee Remick) was supposedly raped. With...

(complete Anatomy of a Murder review by Movie Addict)

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