This is the 1959 classic courtroom drama directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Jimmy Stewart, Lee Remick, and Ben Gazzara and is based on the novel by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker, under the pen name Robert Traver. It is considered by some to be finest trial film ever made. The jazz score of the film was written by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and was played by Ellington's orchestra.
This film screening is part of the museum's year-long celebration of its 60th Anniversary with its theme, "Party Like it's 1959!"
The movie will be shown at the Loutit District Library, co-sponsor of the film. It is free and open to the public.