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Anatomy of a Murder (1-Jul-1959)

Director: Otto Preminger

Writer: Wendell Mayes

From novel by: Robert Traver (pseudonym of John D. Voelker)

Music: Duke Ellington

Producer: Otto Preminger

Keywords: Drama, Courtroom, Rape, Alcoholism

A bachelor Michigan lawyer defends a surly Army lieutenant who shot and killed a man who has allegedly raped his wife. Is the defendant insane, partly insane, or faking it? One of the best courtroom dramas ever produced. Received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor, two for Best Supporting Actor, Best Best Adaptation, Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Entered 2012 into the National Film Registry.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eve Arden
30-Apr-1908 12-Nov-1990 The Eve Arden Show
Orson Bean
22-Jul-1928   Anatomy of a Murder
Kathryn Crosby
25-Nov-1933   Widow of Bing Crosby
Ben Gazzara
28-Aug-1930 3-Feb-2012 The Thomas Crown Affair
Murray Hamilton
24-Mar-1923 1-Sep-1986 Jaws
Joseph Kearns
12-Feb-1907 17-Feb-1962 Mr. Wilson on Dennis the Menace
Howard McNear
27-Jan-1905 3-Jan-1969 Floyd the Barber
Arthur O'Connell
29-Mar-1908 18-May-1981 Anatomy of a Murder
John Qualen
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Lee Remick
14-Dec-1935 2-Jul-1991 Days of Wine and Roses
George C. Scott
18-Oct-1927 22-Sep-1999 Patton
Jimmy Stewart
20-May-1908 2-Jul-1997 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Joseph Welch
22-Oct-1890 6-Oct-1960 Have you no sense of decency?


Jimmy Stewart   ...   Paul Biegler
Lee Remick   ...   Laura Manion
Ben Gazzara   ...   Lt. Frederick Manion
Arthur O'Connell   ...   Parnell McCarthy
Eve Arden   ...   Maida
Kathryn Crosby   ...   Mary Pilant
George C. Scott   ...   Claude Dancer
Orson Bean   ...   Dr. Smith
Russ Brown   ...   Lemon
Murray Hamilton   ...   Alphonse Paquette
Brooks West   ...   Mitch Lodwick
Ken Lynch   ...   Sgt. Durgo
John Qualen   ...   Deputy Sulo
Howard McNear   ...   Dr. Dompierre
Alexander Campbell   ...   Dr. Harcourt
Ned Wever   ...   Dr. Raschid
Jimmy Conlin   ...   Madigan
Royal Beal   ...   Sheriff Battisfore
Joseph Kearns   ...   Lloyd Burke
Don Ross   ...   Duane Miller
Lloyd Le Vasseur   ...   Court Clerk
James Waters   ...   Sergeant
Joseph Welch   ...   Judge Weaver


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