About

The film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hard-headed big city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife.

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Directed by

Otto Preminger

Written by

Wendell Mayes (Screenplay)
John D. Voelker (Novel)

Runtime

160 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

No search of human emotions has ever probed so deeply, so truthfully as… Anatomy of a Murder.

Cast

Keywords

trial jealousy adultery based on novel or book rape judge jazz lawyer court case courtroom jurors michigan courtroom drama murder trial hays code

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Lists

#810 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#239 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role George C. Scott

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing