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Anatomy of a Murder, 1959

Anatomy of a Murder
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Written by: Robert Traver
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  160 min
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Anatomy of a Murder can be described as clever, captivating, and suspenseful. The plot revolves around a legal investigation, courtroom drama, and the protagonist as suspect. The main genre is drama. In terms of style, Anatomy of a Murder is talky. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, in a courtroom and in a small town. Anatomy of a Murder is located in Michigan. It takes place in the 1950s. Visually, it is black and white. The soundtrack of Anatomy of a Murder is jazz. It is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie has received attention for being a Venice Festival winner, a classic, and a masterpiece.

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Director Preminger thrives in tense legal showdowns and this is perhaps his best, mostly for Stewart's... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 1 July 1959
Runtime: 160 min

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James Stewart James Stewart As Paul Biegler
George C. Scott George C. Scott As Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer
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Anatomy of a Murder ranks as one of the best courtroom dramas I've seen. The script is dense, full of twisting arguments and compelling ambiguities. I liked the rivalry between Stewart and Scott as the defense and prosecutor, and the direction in...
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01.May.2010 |  by: Mike
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An abundance of impressive performances highlight this courtroom drama. Though the then-shocking subject matter of the trial seems much tamer today and the ending was a bit anti-climactic, the film still holds up well as an entertaining and thorough...
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