Anatomy of a Murder

Lists: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime / Heist, Courtroom battle, Best Picture nominee 1950 to 1959, Classics

Brief Synopsis: "In a murder trial, the defendant says he suffered temporary insanity after the victim raped his wife. What is the truth, and will he win his case?"

Overall Ranking: 17 (Rank from 1959: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 85.71%
Regular 14.29%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Dan O'Neill100(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman100 - Anatomy of a Murder represents Preminger at his best.
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David Baruffi97(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca95
Bryan Lienesch84 - Solidifies James Stewart as one of the greatest actors of all time.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest78

People Involved

  • James Stewart (Paul Biegler)
  • Lee Remick (Laura Manion)
  • Ben Gazzara (Lt. Frederick Manion)
  • Arthur OConnell (Parnell Emmett McCarthy)
  • Duke Ellington (Pie Eye)
  • Eve Arden (Maida Rutledge)
  • Kathryn Grant (Mary Pilant)
  • George C. Scott (Claude Dancer)
  • Orson Bean (Dr. Matthew Smith)
  • Russ Brown (George Lemon)
  • Otto Preminger (Director)
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