Anatomy of a Murder (1959) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Otto Preminger and produced by Otto Preminger.
The film was based on the novel of the same name written by John D. Voelker published in 1957.
Anatomy of a Murder was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2012.
Academy Awards 1959 --- Ceremony Number 32 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||James Stewart||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Arthur O'Connell||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||George C. Scott||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Sam Leavitt||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Louis R. Loeffler||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Otto Preminger, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Wendell Mayes||Nominated|
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)By Beatrice on Dec 9, 2016 From Flickers in Time
Anatomy of a Murder Directed by Otto Preminger Written by Wendell Mayes from a novel by John D. Voelker 1959/USA Carlyle Productions Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Paul Biegler: [shaking head] They can’t, lieutenant. They can’t. An anatomy... Read full article
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)By 4 Star Film Fan on Feb 14, 2013 From 4 Star Films
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Because of the Production Code, films made in the 1930?s, 40?s, and 50?s were strictly censored. The same set of rules that forbade Maxim de Winter from being his wife?s killer also forbade the use of the word ?virgin? on screen. Language, especially sexually explicit language, was the most heavily ... Read full article
Anatomy of a MurderBy Alyson on Mar 16, 2010 From The Best Picture Project
Anatomy of a Murder is a courtroom drama staring James Stewart as lawyer Paul Biegler.? He?s defending Frederick Manion (Ben Gazzara) who killed a local bar tender who raped his wife.? They decide to use a plea innocent with a reasoning of temporary insanity.? When court opens, Biegler is up against... Read full article
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Paul Biegler: If you do that one more time, I'll punch you all the way out into the middle of Lake Superior!
Paul Biegler: All right, the cat's out of the bag; it's fair game for me to chase it!
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Otto Preminger disliked the use of flashbacks; hence there are none in the film.
The part played by Lee Remick was first offered to Lana Turner, who agreed to take it on the condition that she would wear gowns designed exclusively by her personal couturier, Jean Louis. When director Otto Preminger objected that such gowns were not suitable for the role, Turner turned down the part. Columbia was ready to give in to Turner's demands but Preminger resisted and gave the role to Remick, then almost a beginner.
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