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Anatomy of a Murder

Anatomy of a Murder is a 1959 film which tells the story of a man charged with murdering a man who may have raped his wife; the bulk of the film's plot revolves around the drama as it unfolds in court. It stars James Stewart as the man's defense lawyer and George C. Scott as the prosecuting attorney. Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara[?], Arthur O'Connell[?], Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant[?], and Orson Bean[?] also star.

The movie was adapted by Wendell Mayes[?] from the novel by Robert Traver[?]. It was directed by Otto Preminger.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Stewart), Best Actor in a Supporting Role, (Arthur O'Connell), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George C. Scott), Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Film Editing, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

The role of the judge was offered to both Spencer Tracy and Burl Ives, but finally was given to Joseph N. Welch[?], a real-life lawyer who had made a name for himself when representing the United States Army in hearings conducted by Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

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