SummaryA small-town Michigan lawyer takes on a difficult case: that of a young Army lieutenant accused of murdering the local tavern owner who he believes raped his wife. A gripping, envelope-pushing courtroom potboiler, Anatomy of a Murder was groundbreaking for the frankness of its discussion of sex. More than anything else, it is a striking depiction of the power of words. With its outstanding supporting cast and influential jazz score by Duke Ellington, it's a Hollywood landmark.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 600.|
Rape -- Investigation -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [New York] :Criterion Collection,2012
|Edition||Blu-ray, Special ed., Widescreen.|
|Other Titles|| Anatomy of a murder.
Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a murder
Mayes, Wendell, screenwriter.
Stewart, James, 1908-1997, actor.
Gazzara, Ben, 1930-2012, actor.
Remick, Lee, actor.
O'Connell, Arthur, 1908-1981, actor.
Arden, Eve, 1908-1990, actor.
Scott, George C., 1927-1999, actor.
Crosby, Kathryn, 1933- actor.
Traver, Robert, 1903-1991. Anatomy of a murder.
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974, composer.
Carlyle Productions, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
James Stewart, Ben Gazzara, Lee Remick, Arthur O'Connell, Eve Arden, George C. Scott, Kathryn Grant.
Director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; editor, Louis R. Loeffler ; music, Duke Ellington.
In English, with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH).
Title from container.
At head of title: Otto Preminger's.
Based on the novel of the same title by Robert Traver.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
Special features: new interview with Foster Hirsch; critic Gary Giddins explores Duke Ellington's score in a new interview; a look at the relationship between graphic designer Saul Bass and Preminger with Pat Kirkham; newsreel footage from the set; excerpts from 1967 episode of Firing line featuring Preminger in discussion with William F. Buckley Jr.; excerpts from the work in progress Anatomy of "Anatomy"; behind-the-scenes photographs by Life magazine's Gjon Mili; trailer; a booklet featuring an essay by critic Nick Pinkerton and a 1959 Life magazine article on real-life lawyer Joseph N. Welch.
Blu-ray Disc; region A; widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; dts-HD master audio 5.1; mono.
Blu-ray Disc requires a Blu-ray Disc player.
1 videodisc (161 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm)