Anatomy of a Murder

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A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). read more
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A virtuoso James Stewart plays a small-town Michigan lawyer who takes on a difficult case: the defense of a young army lieutenant (Ben Gazzara) accused of murdering a local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife (Lee Remick). This gripping envelope-pusher, the most popular film by Hollywood provocateur Otto Preminger, was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex—but more than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast—with a young George C. Scott as a fiery prosecutor and the legendary attorney Joseph N. Welch as the judge—and an influential score by Duke Ellington, Anatomy of a Murder is an American movie landmark, nominated for seven Oscars, including best picture.

Original Release

07/01/1959

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Cast

James Stewart Paul Biegler
Lee Remick Laura Manion
Ben Gazzara Lt. Frederick Manion
Arthur O'Connell Parnell Emmett McCarthy
Eve Arden Maida Rutledge
Kathryn Grant Mary Pilant
George C. Scott Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer
Orson Bean Dr. Matthew Smith
Russ Brown George Lemon
Murray Hamilton Alphonse Paquette
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Directors

Otto Preminger

Writers

John D. Voelker, Wendell Mayes

Cast

James Stewart Paul Biegler
Lee Remick Laura Manion
Ben Gazzara Lt. Frederick Manion
Arthur O'Connell Parnell Emmett McCarthy
Eve Arden Maida Rutledge
Kathryn Grant Mary Pilant
George C. Scott Asst. State Atty. Gen. Claude Dancer
Orson Bean Dr. Matthew Smith
Russ Brown George Lemon
Murray Hamilton Alphonse Paquette
Brooks West Dist. Atty. Mitch Lodwick
Ken Lynch Det. Sgt. James Durgo
John Qualen Deputy Sheriff Sulo
Howard McNear Dr. Dompierre
Alexander Campbell Dr. W. Gregory Harcourt
Ned Wever Dr. Raschid
Jimmy Conlin Clarence Madigan
Royal Beal Sheriff Battisfore
Joseph Kearns Lloyd Burke
Don Ross Duane 'Duke' Miller

Producers

Editors

Louis R. Loeffler

1960 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Cinematography, Black-and-White Nominated
1960 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Director Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Actress - Drama Nominated
1960 Golden Globe Best Supporting Actor Nominated
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