New to the Criterion Collection, you know the iconic movie poster for Anatomy of a Murder, even if you haven’t seen the film. And you should see the film.
I’m just a humble country lawyer trying to do the best I can against this brilliant prosecutor from the big city of Lansing.
Jimmy Stewart is that “humble” lawyer, Eve Arden is his sassy secretary, Lee Remick is the femme fatale, and Ben Gazzara her husband, accused of murder. Duke Ellington did the music and has a cameo, George C. Scott is terrific as a city lawyer, and the whole thing is just kind of jaw dropping for its subject matter and its all-over-the-map tone. Bizarre, but entertaining.