Monday, April 24, 2017

'Agatha Christie's The Witness For The Prosecution' DVD Review

Emily French (Kim Cattrall) is a wealthy widow. She goes through lovers like most people go through toilet paper. Her housekeeper Janet (Monica Dolan) simply sits back and takes it all in. It's 1923 and the roaring 20's are in full swing. Emily's latest lover is a young man named Leonard Vole (Billy Howie). Now what's rather interesting is Emily has left this young man her fortune in case she should pass away.
One day Emily is found murdered in her home and all the evidence points to Leonard Vole. He contends that his wife Romaine (Andrea Riseborough) can attest to his innocence. Romaine is a chorus girl by profession which might imply a dubious background but what's worse is that when she finds out what was going on behind her back she changes her story. Romaine eventually gives state evidence against her husband but Leonard knows he is innocent.The trial begins and everyone is looking at it as a scandalous crime that it is and Solicitor John Mayhew (Toby Jones) believes that this case will be his undoing. This simply adds to tension of the court.
Our story is one of Agatha Christie's best and this adaptation is actually one of the best made. You will not push pause anytime during your viewing of this show. You simply will be glued to the TV. Acorn brings this to DVD on April 25th, 2017 and you simply will want to pick one up. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are wonderful. The acting is right on, and this will definitely have to be added to your DVD library. So don't waste  any time and pick this one up you will not do wrong by doing so. Enjoy.