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Sir Wilfred Robarts (Character)
from Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

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Witness for the Prosecution -- Following a massive heart attack, infamous British barrister Sir Wilfred Robards (Charles Laughten) has been ordered by his doctors to forswear drinking, smoking, and his work in the courtroom.  However, he is intrigued by the case of Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power), a likeable fellow who's accused of murdering a wealthy widow.  The case is turned on its head when Vole's loving wife "Marlene Dietrich) announces that they are not really married and agrees to be a witness for the prosecution.  Adapted from an Agatha Christie play and directed with his usual finesse by Billy Wilder.

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Sir Wilfrid Robarts, a top barrister and QC, returns to work after a heart attack... See more »
Alternate Names:
Sir Wilfred Roberts / Sir Wilfrid / Sir Wilfrid Robarts / Sir Wilfrid Roberts


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  1. Witness for the Prosecution (1982) (TV) Played by Ralph Richardson
    ... aka "Hallmark Hall of Fame: Witness for the Prosecution (#32.1)" - USA (anthology series)

  2. Witness for the Prosecution (1957) Played by Charles Laughton (as Sir Wilfrid Roberts)
  3. "Lux Video Theatre"
    ... aka "Summer Video Theatre" - USA (summer title)
        - Witness for the Prosecution (1953) TV episode, Played by Edward G. Robinson (as Sir Wilfrid Robarts)

  4. "The Chevrolet Tele-Theatre"
    ... aka "Chevrolet Television Theatre" - USA (alternative title)
        - Witness for the Prosecution (1949) TV episode, Played by Walter Abel (as Sir Wilfred Roberts)
  5. Witness for the Prosecution (1949) (TV) Played by Derek Elphinstone (as Sir Wilfrid Robarts)
Archive Footage:
  1. Strictly Courtroom (2008) (TV) Played by Charles Laughton (as Sir Wilfrid Robarts)

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From Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Miss Plimsoll: I almost married a lawyer once. I was in attendance when he had his appendectomy, and we became engaged as soon as he could sit up... and then peritonitis set in and he went just like that!
Sir Wilfrid: He certainly was a lucky lawyer.
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