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Witness to Murder (1954)

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A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Cheryl Draper
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Albert Richter
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Lawrence Mathews
Jesse White ...
Eddie Vincent
Harry Shannon ...
Captain Donnelly
Claire Carleton ...
May - Mental Patient
Lewis Martin ...
Psychiatrist
Dick Elliott ...
Apartment Manager
Harry Tyler ...
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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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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THE SUSPENSE SHOCK OF THE YEAR! See more »


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15 April 1954 (USA)  »

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Témoin de ce meurtre  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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The story is taking place in Los Angeles, but the map on the wall in Gary Merrill's office is that of San Francisco. See more »

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References Dragnet (1951) See more »

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Nowhere Blues
Music by Herschel Burke Gilbert
Lyrics by Sylvia Fine
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Witness to Murder- Bringing in Gaslight Anyone? **1/2
13 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck witnesses a murder and the culprit, played by the usually sinister George Sanders, is trying to drive her insane after this event. Gary Merrill is the detective who tries to sort this all out while he is falling for Cheryl (Barbara).

The flaw here is in the writing. Sanders, as Mr. Richter, should have immediately been under much more suspicion as he was a former Nazi who came into this country legally. Who can believe that one? In addition, he is an author whose books justify the deaths of certain people. Sounds horribly familiar to me.

Stanwyck gives her usually good performance as a tormented woman who is driven mad by Richter.

The roof scene finale is exciting but comes too late following big errors in the movie writing.


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