MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,971 this week

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

 |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  6 March 1950 (UK)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 75 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 4 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Ian Hunter) , 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6789 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 73 titles
created 11 Jun 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 
a list of 225 titles
created 12 Dec 2013
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Eye Witness" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Eye Witness (1950)

Eye Witness (1950) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Eye Witness.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Hollywood actor-director-producer Robert Montgomery introduced each telecast, sometimes interviewing one of the stars and sometimes appearing in the play himself.

Stars: Robert Montgomery, John Newland, Vaughn Taylor
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Clay Douglas an American, comes to England, to find out the truth behind his brothers death during a commando operation in occupied France. After tracking down the surviving members of the ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Ray Milland, Patricia Roc, Marius Goring
June Bride (1948)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Director: Bretaigne Windust
Stars: Bette Davis, Robert Montgomery, Fay Bainter
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Small town girl meets and falls for a playboy type on a train to New York. For him, the fling is over when they arrive, but she continues to carry a torch. She meets and marries his brother... See full summary »

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Irene Dunne, Robert Montgomery, Preston Foster
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A drug dealer tries to kill his partner's daughter, when she inherits an old house.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Guy Rolfe, Rona Anderson, Francis Lister
Fantasy | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Boxer Joe Pendleton dies 50 years too soon due to a heavenly mistake, and is given a new life as a millionaire playboy.

Director: Alexander Hall
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes
The Lawless (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

Director: Joseph Losey
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell, Johnny Sands
Eye Witness (TV Series 1953)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Live dramatic-anthology emphasizing supernatural and strange twists of fate. Each show had a different host who would appear at the beginning of the show; this host would then appear on the... See full summary »

Stars: Wesley Addy, Joseph Anthony, Fay Bainter
Eyewitness (1956)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When she has a fight, with her husband, Lucy runs out of the house, and into a night of terror. She heads for the local cinema, and in doing so, becomes the only eyewitness to a couple of ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box
Stars: Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Belinda Lee
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A charming bailiff's assistant poses as a young woman's butler until she can pay her debts.

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Charlotte Greenwood, Irene Purcell
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When the Germans invade Norway their Commandant and the town Mayor confront each other, attempting to maintain civility as far as possible. When the army tries to orgnanize townspeople to ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Cedric Hardwicke, Henry Travers, Lee J. Cobb
The Hanged Man (TV Movie 1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A gunman who believes his friend has been murdered sets out to get the people who killed him and finds himself enmeshed in corrupt labor union politics.

Director: Don Siegel
Stars: Robert Culp, Edmond O'Brien, Vera Miles
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
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)
...
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
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

witness | law | See All (2) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 March 1950 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Eye Witness  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final acting role for Robert Montgomery in a theatrical film. He continued with acting roles on TV as well as directing some theatrically released films. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Disappointing swan song for Montgomery
21 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Robert Montgomery's final screen appearance,which he also directed,is a slow moving mystery which spends far too much of the running time on irrelevant scenes pointing up the supposed differences between the British and American character. Montgomery meets a gallery of UK stereotypes such as garrulous publican,dim witted police sergeant and stuffy judge.

The plot concerns RM travelling to England to help clear an old army buddy of a murder charge. There is some mild suspense during the last twenty minutes when the identity of a secret witness is revealed. Leading lady Patricia Cutts (called Patrcia Wayne here) is one of those rather horsey English blondes with a cut glass accent. Her acting is rather stilted and there is little chemistry between her and Montgomery. It's a far cry from his wonderful acting/direction job on Lady In The Lake.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Eye Witness 1950 UK location site aresea50
Discuss Eye Witness (1950) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?