When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is supposed to be on a diet of bland, civil suits—but the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult.

  1. Billy Wilder

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Agatha Christie


  3. Harry Kurnitz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tyrone Power

    Tyrone Power

    Leonard Vole

  2. Marlene Dietrich

    Marlene Dietrich

    Christine Vole

  3. Charles Laughton

    Charles Laughton

    Sir Wilfrid Robarts

  4. Elsa Lanchester

    Elsa Lanchester

    Miss Plimsoll

  5. John Williams

    John Williams


Full Cast & Crew

Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution


Status Released

Release Information

  • December 17, 1957


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $3,000,000.00

Revenue $9,000,000.00



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