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Patten Free Library winter film series concludes with ‘Witness for the Prosecution’

Posted March 18, 2013, at 2:40 p.m.
Last modified March 19, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.

BATH, Maine — Patten Free Library’s “Tell It to the Judge” film series concludes on March 26 with “Witness for the Prosecution.” Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton star in this “brilliantly made courtroom drama” (Film Daily) that left audiences reeling from its surprise twists and shocking climax. Directed by Billy Wilder, scripted by Wilder and Harry Kurnitz, and based on Agatha Christie’s hit London play, this splendid, six-time Oscar®-nominated classic “crackles with emotional electricity” (The New York Times) and continues to keep movie lovers riveted until the final, mesmerizing frame.

When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole (Power), is accused of the crime. Vole’s only hope for acquittal is the testimony of his wife (Dietrich)…but his airtight alibi shatters when she reveals some shocking secrets of her own!

Show time is 6:30pm in the community room; light refreshments are provided.

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