Anatomy of a murder (Otto Preminger)

Anatomy of a murder

Otto Preminger

Based on a true story, Anatomy of a murder is about a murder trial and the workings of the American justice system via the relationship between a lawyer and the accused, the chief witness (a woman raped by the victim), the judge and the prosecutors. Nothing is quite as it seems, and the viewer is left wondering about the innocence of the accused. James Stewart shines as the attorney for the defence and the outstanding soundtrack is by Duke Ellington, who makes a brief appearance in the film.

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