witness for the prosecution

Old movies maybe aren’t so dusty after all.

I watched a 1957 black & white film version of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution last night. It stars Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich (amazing performance!), and Charles Laughton. In doing a bit of research for this blog entry, this was the last film done by Tyrone Power before his untimely death of a heart attack at age forty-five. A small irony, since his character’s antagonist in the movie was in danger of suffering the same fate. Anyway, the reason why I am commenting on this movie at all is because I kept thinking of how much Tyrone Power resembles Barry Williams.

I was also surprised to discover in my research that Marlene Dietrich was 56 when the film was made. I assumed she was probably in her late 30’s or early 40’s! Now I know why her name still lives over fifty years after her heydays (heydecades, really). Quite a stunning woman!

2 thoughts on “witness for the prosecution”

  1. Here’s something else to think about: I have been told Marlene’s last movie was with David Bowie. How’s that for six degrees of separation!

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