Tuesday Night Flicks: "Witness for the Prosecution" Hosted by Richard Miami

Screen legends Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton star in this brilliant courtroom drama that left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax.

Following a massive heart attack, infamous British barrister Sir Wilfred Robarts (Charles Laughton) 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 likable 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 by Billy Wilder, with his usual finesse. (1957, 116 minutes)