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Witness for the Prosecution (1982)

Leonard Vole is accused of murdering an elderly rich woman and the only alibi to him depends on his wife.

Director:

Alan Gibson

Writers:

John Gay (written for television by), Billy Wilder | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Richardson ... Sir Wilfred Robarts
Deborah Kerr ... Nurse Plimsoll
Beau Bridges ... Leonard Vole
Donald Pleasence ... Mr. Myers
Wendy Hiller ... Janet Mackenzie
Diana Rigg ... Christine Vole
David Langton ... Mayhew
Richard Vernon ... Brogan-Moore
Peter Sallis ... Carter
Michael Gough ... Judge
Frank Mills ... Chief Inspector Hearne
Michael Nightingale Michael Nightingale ... Clerk of the Court
Peter Copley ... Dr. Harrison
Patricia Leslie Patricia Leslie ... Mrs. French
John Kidd ... Court Usher
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Storyline

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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A mysterious woman. A scandalous crime. A perfect secret. And a trail of fascinating clues - she holds the key.

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Richardson and Donald Pleasance both appeared in the TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth (1977). See more »

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Version of Witness for the Prosecution (1957) See more »

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Not up to the original, but it's got Diana Rigg!!!
22 January 2002 | by wrk6539See all my reviews

While this TV remake of the classic 1957 Billy Wilder film can't hold a candle to the original, it's fun if taken on its own. It's well cast and has a beautiful period feel. And let's face it, any chance to see Diana Rigg is a welcome one!!


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