“Witness for the Prosecution” quotes(1957)
Plot – Vole is an English gentleman charged of murder. A rich widow has just deceased and Vole seems to be the heir of her heritage, moreover his wife Christine's ambiguous behaviour gets the situation even more delicate. A famous lawyer, Sir Wilfred Roberts, is interested in the case and thinks Vole is innocent so he takes his defense. During the trial, Sir Roberts invalidates indeed any accusations but Christine's deposition ruins everything and the lawyer is now in great peril too. Before the final hearing, a mysterious woman gives him some Christine's letters which accuse the woman to have hatched a trap to her husband. Vole is acquitted but the twists are not finished yet.
All actors – Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, John Williams, Henry Daniell, Ian Wolfe, Torin Thatcher, Norma Varden, Una O'Connor, Francis Compton, Philip Tonge, Ruta Lee, Patrick Aherne, Marjorie Eaton, Franklyn Farnum, Bess Flowers, Robert Haines, Colin Kenny, William Meader, Ottola Nesmith, William H. O'Brien, J. Pat O'Malley, George Pelling, Jack Raine, Molly Roden, Jeffrey Sayre, Norbert Schiller, Scott Seaton, Bert Stevens, Ben Wrightshow all
“Witness for the Prosecution” Quotes 13 quotes
“- Brogan-Moore: Touching isn't it? The way he counts on his wife.
- Sir Wilfrid: Yes, like a drowning man clutching at a razor blade.”
“- Sir Wilfrid: Your husband loves you very much, does he not?
- Christine Vole: Leonard? He worships the ground I walk on.
- Sir Wilfrid: And you?
- Christine Vole: You want to know too much. Auf wiedersehen, gentlemen.”
“I have done an unethical thing. I have taken your cigar and I am not taking your case.”
“- Miss Plimsoll: It's beddy-bye. We better go upstairs now, get undressed and lie down.
- Sir Wilfrid: We? What a nauseating prospect.”
“- Christine Vole: You think Mrs. French looked upon Leonard as a son? Or a nephew?
- Brogan-Moore: I do. An entirely natural and understandable relationship.
- Christine Vole: What hypocrites you are in this country.”
“- Miss Plimsoll: Is there too much of a draft? Should I roll up the window?
- Sir Wilfrid: Just roll up your mouth, you talk too much. If I had known how much you talk I'd never have come out of my coma.”
“Doctors! They've deprived me of everything: alcohol, tobacco, female companionship!”
“- Leonard Vole: But this is England, where I thought you never arrest, let alone convict, people for crimes they have not committed.
- Sir Wilfrid: We try not to make a habit of it.”
“I am constantly surprised that women's hats do not provoke more murders.”
“- Janet Mackensie: Perhaps you can help me, your Lordship. Six months, I have applied for my hearing aid and I am still waiting for it.
- Judge: My dear madame. Considering the rubbish that is being talked nowadays, you are missing very little.”
“- Sir Wilfrid: I'd better take that thermos of cocoa with me. It helps me wash down down the pills.
- Miss Plimsoll: Let me see. My learned patient is not above substituting brandy for cocoa.”
“The question is, Frau Helm, were you lying then, are you lying now, or are you not in fact a chronic and habitual liar?!”