Rob Goldstone presents The Book & the Movie: “Witness for the Prosecution”.
Wednesday, October 16 at 2:30pm. Meet in the Village Center. Based on an Agatha Christie short story and starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton, the film is set in 1953 Britain. Upon his return to work following a heart attack, irrepressible barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts (Laughton), takes on a murder case, much to the exasperation of his medical team. The case is defending American war veteran Leonard Vole (Power), a poor, out of work, struggling inventor who is accused of murder. The initial evidence is circumstantial but points to Leonard as the murderer. Despite being happily married to East German former beer hall performer Christine Vole (Dietrich), he fostered a friendship with Mrs. French in the hopes that she would finance one of his many inventions to the tune of a few hundred pounds. This film is not rated. Books are available in the reference room three weeks prior to the film showing.