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Witness For The Prosecution

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 0573618003
Genre : Detective and mystery plays, English
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Thriller / Characters: 8 male, 5 female Scenery: 2 Interiors Only Agatha Christie could have conceived such a suspenseful thriller and then capped it with an uncanny triple flip ending. A young married man spends many evenings with a rich old woman. When she is found murdered, the naive young man is the chief suspect. The testimony of his wife is expected to result in an acquittal, but she is a shrew who damages his case and all but hangs him before a vindictive mystery woman appears with letters against the wife. After the man is freed, it is revealed that mystery woman is actually the wife. She discredited and perjured herself because she felt that direct testimony on her husband's behalf would not have been sufficient to free him. When he turns his back on his wife and goes off with another woman, we realize that he was the murderer. He does not get away it, for there is one turn of plot remaining. "A walloping success."-Herald Tribune "Packs plenty of surprise in its cargo of suspense."-Daily Mirror Winner of the New York Critics Circle Award

A Study Guide For Agatha Christie S Witness For The Prosecution

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410349118
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Witness for the Prosecution," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Witness For The Prosecution Selected Plays

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 000649045X
Genre : English drama
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Newly-Jacketed Edition Designed To Celebrate The 50Th Anniversary Of Christie S Faultlessly Plotted Witness For The Prosecution And Other Outstanding Plays. The Perfect Complement To The Latest Edition Of The Mousetrap And Selected Plays (50Th Aniversary Edition). Headlining This Book Is Witness For The Prosecution Christie S Highly Successful Stage Play Which Won The New York Drama Critics Circle Award For Best Foreign Play. A Stunning Courtroom Drama, It Tells The Story Of A Scheming Wife Testifying Against Her Husband In A Shocking Murder Trial. The Wild Beauty Of A Seaside House Perched High On The Devonshire River Tern Provides A Stunning Back-Drop In Towards Zero As A Psychopathic Murderer Homes In On The Unsuspecting Victims. Passion, Murder And Love Are The Deadly Ingredients In Verdict, Making It One Of Christie S More Unusual Thrillers And Prompting Her To Label It The Best Play I Have Written With The Exception Of Witness For The Prosecution . Go Back For Murder Tells The Story Of The Young And Feisty Carla Who, Orphaned At The Tender Age Of Five, Discovers Her Mother Was Imprisioned For Murdering Her Father And Determines To Prove Her Innocence.

The Witness For The Prosecution

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 0312979738
Genre : Fiction
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Shocking testimony turns an open-and-shut murder case upside down in the title story of a mystery anthology that also includes "S.O.S," "Sing a Song of Sixpence," "The Fourth Man," "The Mystery of the Spanish Shawl," and six other tales. Reprint.

Witness

Author : Amber Frey
ISBN : 9780061758638
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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1 corinthians 10:13, niv "No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it." Amber Frey's life was full of blessings: an exciting new business, a beautiful home, and most of all, her infant daughter, Ayiana. But Amber had been through some unhappy relationships, and she longed for a true and loving partner. In November 2002, she went on a blind date with Scott Peterson. He was handsome, charming, thoughtful, and romantic. Best of all, he was single and ready to settle down . . . or so he said. Their connection was immediate. Over the next few weeks, Amber and Scott grew closer and closer. Scott won her over with his warmth, humor, and intelligence, and he even won the heart of little Ayiana. Before long, he began to speak of the beautiful future the three of them were destined to share as a family. Soon enough, however, Amber began to suspect that Scott Peterson might not be the man he claimed to be. On December 9, he broke down in tears and told her that he had been married, but had "lost" his wife. This was weeks before Laci Peterson, eight months pregnant at the time, was even reported missing. Scott Peterson hadn't lost her, but clearly he was planning to. Suddenly a relationship that seemed full of promise was turning into Amber's worst nightmare. Amber launched an investigation of her own. The moment she was able to confirm her worst suspicions, she contacted the Modesto Police Department, in northern California, and offered to do whatever she could to help. She began secretly taping her conversations with Scott, pressing him for information but never letting on that she had heard the news of Laci's disappearance. Those conversations became the basis for the prosecution's case against Scott Peterson for the murder of his wife and unborn child. Amber's whole world was turned upside down in the process. She lost her privacy, as every detail of her life was scrutinized by the media, who couldn't seem to get enough of this tragic, heart-wrenching story. But she soldiered on, looking deep inside herself and drawing strength from her faith. Witness is the chilling story of how a young woman became ensnared in Scott Peterson's web of lies, then risked everything to seek justice for Laci Peterson and her unborn child, Conner. It is also a story of forgiveness and faith, and of one woman's struggle to live with an open and honest heart.

Literary Readings Of Billy Wilder

Author : Georges-Claude Guilbert
ISBN : 9781443808477
Genre : Performing Arts
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Billy Wilder, hailed by most as a great filmmaker, often considered himself primarily as a writer. Yet to this day no publisher had thought fit to release literary interpretations of his work. Such an endeavor was clearly missing. The idea of this book is to offer academic but non hermetic readings of nine of his most significant films, informed by literary criticism, Gender Studies, semiotics, Film Studies, and the “artistic sensibility” of its contributors. Literary Readings of Billy Wilder should please film students, English students and Wilder fans alike.

Some Like It Wilder

Author : Gene Phillips
ISBN : 9780813173672
Genre : Performing Arts
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One of the most accomplished writers and directors of classic Hollywood, Billy Wilder (1906–2002) directed numerous acclaimed films, including Sunset Boulevard (1950), Sabrina (1954), The Seven Year Itch (1955), Witness for the Prosecution (1957), and Some Like It Hot (1959). Featuring Gene D. Phillips’s unique, in-depth critical approach, Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder provides a groundbreaking overview of a filmmaking icon. Wilder began his career as a screenwriter in Berlin but, because of his Jewish heritage, sought refuge in America when Germany came under Nazi control. Making fast connections in Hollywood, Wilder immediately made the jump from screenwriter to director. His classic films Five Graves to Cairo (1943), Double Indemnity (1945), and The Lost Weekend (1945) earned Academy Awards for best picture, director, and screenplay. During the 1960s, Wilder continued to direct and produce controversial comedies, including Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) and The Apartment (1960), which won Oscars for best picture and director. This definitive biography reveals that Wilder was, and remains, one of the most influential directors in filmmaking.

The Rats

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 0573022232
Genre : Drama
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Adulterous lovers, Sandra and David are called to the Torrances' flat for evening drinks. However, no one is home. What first appears to be a simple mix up of dates turns to something far more sinister when the pair are locked in and, all at once, framed for murder.

Billy Wilder

Author : Glenn Hopp
ISBN : 3822815950
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This biography of director Billy Wilder (""Sunset Boulevard, Some Like it Hot"") contains movie posters, a bibliography and a complete filmography.

Rule Of Three

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 057370242X
Genre : Drama
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Rule of Three is a collection of the three short plays "Afternoon At The Seaside, The Rats, " and "The Patient."

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