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Hostile Witness

4.3 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews

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Ray Milland plays a barrister whose daughter is killed in a "hit-and-run" accident. When his neighbor is also killed, evidence points to the barrister as the murderer. Did he do it? Is he insane? The trial begins...

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  • Actors: Ray Milland, Felix Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Sylvia Syms
  • Directors: Ray Milland
  • Writers: Jack Roffey
  • Producers: George Fowler, David E. Rose
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: MGM
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2011
  • Run Time: 2 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0062KME9M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,077 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1968's 'Hostile Witness' is a light but well-staged U.K. courtroom 'whodunit' written by playwright Jack Roffey (based on his play of the same name) and, notably, directed by its star Ray Milland (whose other such efforts include 1958's 'The Safecracker' and 1962's 'Panic in the Year Zero'). The briskly paced plot-- a respectable murder-mystery solved at trial by prime suspect/former prosecutor Milland, who's forced ultimately to represent himself-- and fine roster of seasoned British character actors provide enough nuance, humor and suspense to keep you contentedly in your seat (if not quite on the edge of it) for the film's somewhat bulky 100-minute running time. The MGM DVD-R (I'm sick of complaining about this cheap format) looks very nice, with rich color reproduction in a clear anamorphic widescreen print encumbered only by a few artifacts here and there. Presentation and content together earn a solid 3 1/2 stars.

Note (anti-*SPOILER*): If you don't want to know whodunit, do NOT look too closely at the thoughtlessly compiled cover image!
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I am a fan of the old classic movies. This is an interesting movie with a great actor Ray Milland who has made many classic movie's such as Dial M For Murder by Alfred Hitchcock being one.
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Anyone who is a fan of of English suspense and a good old courtroom drama can't miss with this movie about a well known English lawyer, played by Ray Milland, who suffers a complete breakdown after his beloved daughter is killed by a hit and run motorist. Soon after his return to work, his friend and mentor a respected judge is found murdered in his home right next door. Soon evidence shows he believes the judge was the one who was responsible for his daughter's death believing his erratic driving skills were the cause of her death, and he is soon arrested and charged with murder. After discharging his close associate, played by Sylvia Syms, he undertakes his own defense, and amid numerous twists and turns, and a touch of irony, he is able to expose the culprit, and see to it that justice is served. Starring Ray Milland, Sylvia Syms, and Felix Aylmer as the likeable judge who hears the case. This is not the world's best known film, but i have always enjoyed watching it. I was pleased when I saw that amazon had it. No extras, but the movie itself is enough, and the picture is of good quality.
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I love movies with a courtroom plot. My favorites being Anatomy of a Murder and Witness for the Prosecution. This one has now been added to my FAV list!!
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Good mystery story line. Classy, dignified acting by Ray Milland. As always a gentlemen - stylish with a highly articulate, resonant voice.
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By Doug on June 16, 2015
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As a big fan of older murder mysteries and courtroom dramas. I found this a little disappointing. Ray Milland's performance seemed unfocused and dispirited (was he ill?). The who-dun-it part was decent - no more. Also, I just couldn't like many of the main players.
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This was a courtroom drama with which I had not been familiar. It is one of the best I have seen. If you like Boston Legal, or The Practice, you will love this one. No spoilers, but watch for Plan B.
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this is an old fashioned court room drama. I enjoyed it and I especially like Ray Milland. Recommended for folks who enjoy an old fashioned type of movie.
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