"Witness for the Prosecution" (1957)
All Kansas City Public Library locations will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, and will remain closed all day Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving.
An aging British barrister (Charles Laughton) defends a playboy (Tyrone Power) from a murder charge, and gets unexpected help from the prosecution’s prize witness (Marlene Dietrich). Billy Wilder directs and adapts Agatha Christie’s hit stage play.
MPAA rating: NR. 116 minutes
In honor of its new event series on the Supreme Court and former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor's appearance, the Kansas City Public Library is offering Order in the Court!, a series of courtroom movies. The films screen on Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. throughout June 2013 in the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Admission is free.
|June 1, 2013||The First Monday in October (1981: R)|
|June 8, 2013||The Verdict (1982: R)|
|June 15, 2013||Presumed Innocent (1990: R)|
|June 22, 2013||Witness for the Prosecution (1957: NR)|
|June 29, 2013||Primal Fear (1996: R)|