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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  4 December 1982 (USA)
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Leonard Vole is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman and the only alibi to him depends on his wife.

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Efficient, but bitter and stubborn, barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts returns to his office in London, having recovered from a heart attack. He is subsequently invited to defend Leonard Stephen Vole, who is the prime suspect in a murder case. Leonard is a former soldier that fought in World War II and is married to his beloved German wife Christine Helm Vole. He is unemployed and accused of seducing and murdering the wealthy middle-aged single woman, Emily French, to inherit 80,000 pounds. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Hallmark Hall of Fame: Witness for the Prosecution (#32.1)  »

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The film belongs to Diana Rigg
6 September 2011 | by (Washington, D.C.) – See all my reviews

Those who know Diana Rigg mainly for a famous TV series are probably unaware of his classical training and her distinguished stage career. in this Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, Dame Diana is "the witness" and she carries the story from beginning to end. Sir Ralph Richardson, as the lead barrister for the defense, is also elegant. Deborah Kerr is unfortunately miscast as the hovering nurse to Sir Ralph's character and Beau Bridges is completely out of his so-limited depth as the accused murderer. I haven't ever seen the original 1957 film so I can't justly compare them but the sexy, mysterious Marlene Dietrich was simply not in Rigg' s league as an actress.


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