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Director:
Writers:
Nigel Balchin (screenplay)
Philip MacDonald (novel)
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Release Date:
27 July 1956 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
STEP-BY-STEP...(original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Famed American playwright Phillip Hannon is in London making revisions to his play currently running in the West End... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A well made thriller See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Van Johnson ... Phillip Hannon

Vera Miles ... Jean Lennox
Cecil Parker ... Bob Matthews

Patricia Laffan ... Miss Alice MacDonald
Maurice Denham ... Inspector Grovening

Estelle Winwood ... Barmaid at The Eagle
Liam Redmond ... Joe
Isobel Elsom ... Lady Syrett
Martin Benson ... Pillings
Natalie Norwick ... Janet Murch
Terence de Marney ... Det. Sgt. Luce
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robin Alalouf ... Bellboy (uncredited)
Ashley Cowan ... Lift Operator (uncredited)
Arthur Gomez ... Mr. Da Mestre (uncredited)
A. Cameron Grant ... Pinball Player (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Walter Horsbrugh ... Shop Assistant (uncredited)
Janice Kane ... Miss Da Mestre (uncredited)
Charles Keane ... Policeman (uncredited)
Lucie Lancaster ... Miss Marston (uncredited)
Howard H. Lang ... Doorman (uncredited)
Queenie Leonard ... Miss Elsie Schuyler (uncredited)
Phyllis Montefiore ... Mrs. Da Mestre (uncredited)
Robert Raglan ... Police Inspector (uncredited)
Maggie Rennie ... Barkers' Demonstrator (uncredited)
Stuart Saunders ... Policeman (uncredited)
Reginald Sheffield ... Bespectacled Man (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Cabby (uncredited)
Leslie Sketchley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Stanley ... Photographer (uncredited)
Michael Trubshawe ... Shop Customer in Photograph (uncredited)
Neil Wilson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ben Wright ... Simmons - Hotel Porter (uncredited)
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Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
 
Writing credits
Nigel Balchin (screenplay)

Philip MacDonald (novel)

Produced by
Henry Ephron .... producer
 
Original Music by
Leigh Harline 
 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
 
Film Editing by
James B. Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Maurice Ransford 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Fay Babcock 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Travilla 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edmond F. Bernoudy .... assistant director (as Eddie Bernoudy)
Peter Price .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (as Maurice de Packh)
Lionel Newman .... conductor
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
103 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (magnetic prints) (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (optical prints)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Approved (certificate #17867) | West Germany:12 (cut version) | West Germany:16 (uncut version)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The department store visited by Alice MacDonald and Bob Matthews is genuine shop Barkers of Kensington. The 135 year old art-deco establishment closed in January 2006.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Bob tells the photographic assistant "Please, I'm in a hurry" at Barkers, his lips to not match the later-dubbed dialogue.See more »
Quotes:
Phillip Hannon:[blind man] Well how does it look? Is it beautiful?
Bob Matthews:Yes... yes, very beautiful - view, buildings.
Phillip Hannon:[sarcastically] You make it all so vivid, I can almost see it.
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Movie Connections:
References The House on 92nd Street (1945)See more »

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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A well made thriller, 20 February 2005
Author: theowinthrop from United States

This is one of those films that work very well indeed. It is (in it's way) similar to Hitchcock's REAR WINDOW, except that film gets Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Thelma Ritter involved with more than just Raymond Burr's crime - it gets them involved with the lives of all their neighbors in that courtyard in Manhattan. Here the film pares down the involvement of Van Johnson, Vera Miles, and Cecil Parker into the solution of who is the target of a kidnapping plot, and where will it be pulled off. But the film is as full of twists as Hitchcock's best films, and has a neat twist in the final confrontation that beats out Raymond Burr's confrontation with Jimmy Stewart and Stewart's flash bulbs.

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