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100 Years of Movies in 100 Days – Day 48 – Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Here comes that killer twist at the end of "Witness for the Prosecution"

Here comes that killer twist at the end of "Witness for the Prosecution"

It took a while to get into Witness for the Prosecution. The first twenty minutes or so were a bit slow and I wasn’t sure where it was going. But then John Williams (the actor not the award-winning composer) appears and the murder trail begins and holy smokes, what a great movie! And just when you think it’s over, there’s two twists at the end that had me on the edge of my seat in disbelief. It’s quite a twist!

I must commend Charles Laughton for his masterful portrayal of the lead defense lawyer, Sir Wilfred Robarts. I loved how whenever it seems the evidence was too damning to be overcome, somehow Robarts finds a way to discredit the, um, witness for the prosecution. At the very end, he takes up another case, which I will no doubt be watching to find out what happens next!… Man, what an ending!

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