Witness for the Prosecution: A Billy Wilder Classic

The Oscar-nominated and Billy Wilder-directed Witness for the Prosecution is one of the best courtroom dramas in cinematic history. Let’s discuss the ending first. The film concludes with the following voiceover narration: “The management of this theater suggests that, for the greater entertainment of your friends who have not yet seen the picture, you will not divulge to anyone the secret of the ending of Witness for the Prosecution.” For this reason, I certainly will not…

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A Foreign Affair: A Post-World War II Rom-Com

A Foreign Affair is a romantic comedy–albeit one that falls under the category of cynical–that takes place in post-World War II Berlin. Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur) is a part of a committee investigating American troop morale after the war.  Captain John Pringle (John Lund), a fellow Iowan) cynically woos her but he has his reasoning for doing so.  He’s trying to cover up his affair with singer Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich).  The…

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Judgment at Nuremberg: The Epic Courtroom Drama

Judgment at Nuremberg is an epic courtroom drama revisiting the post-World War 2 tribunals in which Germans were brought to justice for crimes against humanity. There are more films nowadays as more survivors open up to tell their stories.  Back in the day, these films were few and far between.  Where Schindler’s List is perhaps the best film of life during the Shoah, Judgment at Nuremberg may very well be the best of the post-war…

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