Witness for the Prosecution  could be called the granddaddy of the “gotcha” movie. Audiences were stunned and delighted by the last-act revelation that gave the story its oomph.
Presumed Innocent  will keep you guessing. Here’s a flick that sends us up one blind alley and down another, sprinkles potential suspects in our path, and finally drops a revelation that will leave us reeling. All this and Harrison Ford, too.
Paul Newman should have won an Oscar for his work in The Verdict . Typically, he was an impossibly handsome, disarmingly charming screen presence. But as ambulance-chasing Boston lawyer Frank Galvin, he played against type and the results were spectacular.