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

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Plodding and unimaginative
4 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this was Robert Montgomery's last film appearance, I'm really depressed. What happened to the sparkling, witty, dapper earlier Montgomery of "Private Lives" and films of that period? Of course, "Eye Witness" didn't have a script by Noel Coward; yet, we expect more, much more than we get here. Mr. Montgomery walks, often plods, though his role with limp attempts at wit in exchanges that focus repetitively on stereotypical differences in language and culture between Brits and Yanks. Bor-ing! and puzzling since Montgomery's character had been in England during the War.

While some of the performances were good, even they couldn't save the film from its comatose script and unimaginative direction and camera-work. The film is shot as though there was only one camera and with few closeups or varied angles. All in all, a disappointment.


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