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Eye Witness (1950)
"Your Witness" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Drama  -  6 March 1950 (UK)
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Adam Hayward (Robert Montgomery), a successful New York City defense lawyer, receives a cable that the British war buddy who saved his life at Anzio Beach is now in trouble with the law in ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Adam Heyward
Leslie Banks ...
Col. Roger Summerfield
Felix Aylmer ...
The British Judge
Andrew Cruickshank ...
Sir Adrian Horth K.C. - Prosecutor
Patricia Cutts ...
Alex Summerfield, Roger's Sister in Law (as Patricia Wayne)
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Richard Beamish, Sam's Solicitor
Jenny Laird ...
Mary Baxter, Sam's Wife
Michael Ripper ...
Samuel 'Sam' Baxter
Ann Stephens ...
Catherine Ann 'Sandy' Summerfield, Roger's Daughter
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Mr. Widgery, Red Lion Proprietor
Noel Howlett ...
Martin Foxglove K.C. - Sam's Barrister
James Hayter ...
Prouty, Trial Witness
John Sharp ...
Police Constable Hawkins
Shelagh Fraser ...
Ellen Foster
Meadows White ...
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Adam Hayward (Robert Montgomery), a successful New York City defense lawyer, receives a cable that the British war buddy who saved his life at Anzio Beach is now in trouble with the law in England. Taking the advice of his secretary to go to England rather than wire money, Adam arrives in his friend's village to find him about to stand trial for the murder of the hired stable-hand, Lawrence. Hayward learns that a witness exists who can testify that his friend, Baxter, shot Lawrence in self-defense. But the other witness is a woman who fled the scene and will not want to expose herself by coming forward. Though Hayward suspects Alex, the youthful war-widow daughter-in-law of Colonel Summerfield (himself a widower) he soon discovers that the mystery woman is the young and impressionable Sandy Summerfield, whom he must see to it is brought to the witness stand. As he is leaving the village to catch his plane, Hayward stops at Summerfield Manor to say goodbye. As he does so, he manages to... Written by <swe5@midway.uchicago.edu>

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witness | law

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"I Saw Him Die!" I was there and only I know whether it was murder or self defense!

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

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A quiet beauty seldom seen in movies today
15 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film was filled with scenes quiet beauty (thoughtfullness, polite, fairness, friendly, calm setting, kind, intelligent and sensitive people) that I found inspiring: 1. Sam's wife left the baby (alone) outside to nap in the sun (this small town would not produce a person she should be afraid of). 2. the look in the eyes of Mrs. Summerfield during the church hymn (as she gazed at Adam). 3. the integrity, objectivity, and intelligence of the court proceedings (especially the judge when he overruled the prosecution during Miss Summerfield's testimony) 4. the objectivity and fairness of Col. Summerfield (regarding his daughter's (proven) guilt) was thoughtful (saved an innocent man's life at the expense of his daughter's reputation).


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