Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito
Philip C. Bobbitt
Fri, November 14th, 2014 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities.

Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
A courtroom crackles with tension in this engaging melodrama as a murder trial reveals the tangled web of passion and deception that lies behind the crime. Opening remarks by Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Samuel Alito and renowned constitutional scholar Philip C. Bobbitt. Directed by Billy Wilder. Starring Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton. 116 min.


Samuel Alito was nominated as an Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, by President George W. Bush, and he took his seat on January 31, 2006. Philip C. Bobbitt is the Herbert Wechsler Professor of Jurisprudence at Columbia University and the Director of the Center on National Security at the Columbia Law School.


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

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