Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Since being voted out of office as local prosecutor, Paul Biegler (James Stewart) spends more time fishing than keeping up his law practice. But he does take on the defense of a lieutenant from the local army camp charged with murdering a bar-owner who raped his wife. The lieutenant is uncooperative, the wife a floozy, the judge from out of town, and the prosecution lead by a sharp city lawyer. It seems Biegler will need all his country wiles to make any sort of case of it. The film stars James Stewart as Paul Biegler, Lee Remick as Laura Manion, Ben Gazzara as Lt. Frederick Manion, Arthur O'Connell as Parnell Emmett McCarthy and Eve Arden .... Maida Rutledge. A great courtroom thriller with the always excellent James Stewart and delicate Lee Remick.