Anatomy Of A Murder

"Excellent"

Anatomy Of A Murder Review


This very adult and daring (for 1959) courtroom thriller gives us a truly tricky case: James Stewart defends a man (Ben Gazzara) who murdered the guy who raped his wife (Lee Remick). He's pleading insanity. She has a history of not wearing panties. For close to three hours, Stewart makes his case in meticulous legal detail, with George C. Scott on the other side of the courtroom. All the principals are fantastic, with the possible exception of Remick, who just doesn't fit the part nearly well enough. Duke Ellington's score is a classic.


Anatomy Of A Murder

Facts and Figures

Run time: 160 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 1st September 1959

Distributed by: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Carlyle Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 42

IMDB: 8.1 / 10

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Starring: as Paul Biegler, as Laura Manion, as Lt. Frederick Manion, Arthur O'Connell as Parnell Emmett McCarthy, as Pie Eye, as Maida Rutledge, as Mary Pilant, George C. Scott as Claude Dancer, as Dr. Matthew Smith, as George Lemon

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