Film Details



ANATOMY OF A MURDER
Release Date: Jul 1959
Duration (in mins): 160-161
Cast:
James Stewart (Paul "Polly" Biegler)
Lee Remick (Laura Manion)
Ben Gazzara (Lt. Frederick Manion)
Arthur O'Connell (Parnell McCarthy)
Eve Arden (Maida Rutledge)
Director:
Otto Preminger (Dir)
David Silver (Asst dir)
Writer:
Wendell Mayes (Scr)
Producer:
Otto Preminger (Pres)
Otto Preminger (Prod)
Distribution
Company:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Production
Company:
Carlyle Productions, Inc.
AFI
Recognition:
NONE
Summary:
Ever since losing his bid for reelection as the district attorney of Iron City, Michigan, attorney Paul "Polly" Biegler has sought solace in his two favorite hobbies, playing jazz on the piano and fishing. One day, when a woman named Laura Manion phones Paul and begs him to represent her husband Frederick, who has been arrested for murder, Parnell McCarthy, a lapsed lawyer who views life through the bottom of a liquor bottle, urges his friend Paul to accept. Because Paul had been on a fishing tr...