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Witness to Murder (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Crime | 15 April 1954 (USA)
A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

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Cheryl Draper
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Albert Richter
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Lawrence Mathews
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Eddie Vincent
Harry Shannon ...
Captain Donnelly
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May - Mental Patient
Lewis Martin ...
Psychiatrist
Dick Elliott ...
Apartment Manager
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Charlie
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Negress - Mental Patient
Joy Hallward ...
Fellow Worker
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ...
The Old Lady - Mental Patient (as Adeline de Walt Reynolds)
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Storyline

Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck) sees a murder through her bedroom window, but no one will believe her. She is stalked by the suave killer ('George Sanders'), who first takes steps to convince police she is crazy, but she has ally in a sympathetic policeman (Gary Merrill). Written by <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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ALL THE WAY DOWN, SHE KEPT SCREAMING ... "He Pushed Me ... He Pushed Me ... He Pushed Me ..." See more »


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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Released less than a month before _Rear Window (1954)_, to which the film bears plot similarities. See more »

Goofs

Cheryl lives in a luxury apartment in a metropolitan section of Los Angeles, yet for some reason has to drive down a winding deserted road to reach the local police station, which is also located in an urban downtown area. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl Draper: You don't expect me to deny something I saw with my own eyes. And I did see him kill her.
Lawrence Mathews: Eyewitnesses have been known to be wrong. They've sworn many an innocent man into jail.
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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Nowhere Blues
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
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Intriguing suspense film!
24 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck sees a murder through her window, the problem is no one will believe her. George Sanders plays an author with a twisted mind who taunts Stanwyck through out the film. A little predictable but never the less enjoyable to watch.


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