Anatomy of a Murder

Duke Ellington, Lee Remick (subjects)
Otto Preminger (director)
John D. Voelker (novel)
Wendell Mayes (screenwriter)
James Stewart, Ben Gazzara (starring)

N.p. N.p., Circa 1959. Vintage photograph of Lee Remick and Duke Ellington on the set of the 1959 film.

From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.

The first major Hollywood film to feature a score by an African American composer. The jazz score, composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn and performed by Ellington's Orchestra, won three Grammy Awards in 1959.

Based on the 1958 novel by judge John D. Voelker (writing under the pseudonym Robert Traver), based on a real life case of a veteran accused of killing a local man whom he believed raped his wife. Nominated for seven Academy Awards.

Set and shot on location in Michigan.

10 x 8 inches. Near Fine, lightly faded, with a hint of creasing at the corners.

National Film Registry. Rosenbaum 1000. Criterion Collection 600. Penzler 101. Spicer US. Grant US. Selby US.

[Book #158510]