Rent Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

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2h 34min
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Synopsis:
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...
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Otto Preminger
Writers:
Wendell Mayes, John D. Voelker
Others:
Louis R. Loeffler, Sam Leavitt
Studio:
Columbia Tristar
Genres:
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Awards:

1959 Venice Film Festival Best Actor

BBFC:
Release Date:
20/08/2001
Run Time:
154 minutes
Languages:
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • 'Anatomy of a Classic' Photo Montage
  • Original Advertising Posters
  • Filmographies
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Menu
  • Scene Access
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/03/2020
Run Time:
161 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview with Otto Preminger biographer Foster Hirsch from 2012
  • Critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a 2012 interview
  • A look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Bass biographer Pat Kirkham
  • Newsreel footage from the set
  • Excerpts from a 1967 episode of Firing Line, featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr
  • Excerpts from the 2014 film Anatomy of "Anatomy"
  • Behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili
  • Trailer, featuring on-set footage

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