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Witness for the Prosecution Previous Broadcasts

(1957) (Episode #1023H)

KQED 9: Sat, May 11, 2013 -- 9:41 PM

When Leonard Vole (Tyrone Power in his final film) is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich widow, barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Charles Laughton), recovering from a recent heart attack, agrees to appear on his behalf. Vole's only alibi is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole (Marlene Dietrich), who agrees to be a witness not for the defense, but for the prosecution. Laughton's real-life wife, Elsa Lanchester, plays Miss Plimsoll, his over-solicitous nurse. Based on an Agatha Christie tale, this trial features many twists and surprises. Directed by Billy Wilder.

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  • KQED 9: Sun, May 12, 2013 -- 3:41 AM
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