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Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

160 min - Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller - 1 July 1959
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The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hard-headed big city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.

Director:  Otto Preminger
Stars:  James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott, Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Murray Hamilton, Brooks West, Ken Lynch, John Qualen, Howard McNear, Alexander Campbell, Ned Wever, Jimmy Conlin, Royal Beal, Joseph Kearns, Don Ross, Lloyd Le Vasseur, James Waters, Joseph N. Welch, Snuffy the Dog, Duke Ellington, Irv Kupcinet, Chuck Ramsay, Mrs. Joseph Welch

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Storyline

The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hard-headed big city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.



Tagline: No search of human emotions has ever probed so deeply, so truthfully as ... Anatomy of a Murder.

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  1 July 1959

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Columbia Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 40 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — James Stewart {“Paul Biegler”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Arthur O’Connell {“Parnell McCarthy”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — George C. Scott {“Claude Dancer”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Sam Leavitt
FILM EDITING — Louis R. Loeffler
BEST MOTION PICTURE — Otto Preminger, Producer
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Wendell Mayes


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