Overview

Semi-retired Michigan lawyer Paul Biegler takes the case of Army Lt. Manion, who murdered a local innkeeper after his wife claimed that he raped her. Over the course of an extensive trial, Biegler parries with District Attorney Lodwick and out-of-town prosecutor Claude Dancer to set his client free, but his case rests on the victim's mysterious business partner, who's hiding a dark secret.

Beesley's Ratings

Id

3236

Name

Anatomy of a Murder (1959)

Genre

Drama,Mystery

Leads

Stewart,James-Remick,Lee

Rating

7

Content Advisory

Not rated

Comments

Would rate it 7+ but . . . The first part is slow, then good court room drama. Movie is 2 hrs 40 min. long. Older movies tend to show unimportant travel, movement, scene setup, etc. Newer movies seem to get right to the point faster.

Metadata from themoviedb.org

Genre Ids

Crime, Drama, Mystery

Id

93

Popularity

13.525

Release Date

1959-01-07

Title

Anatomy of a Murder

Vote Average

7.835

Vote Count

927

Budget

$2,000,000

Revenue

$8,000,000

Runtime

161 minutes