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Hostile Witness (1968)

GP | | Drama | November 1968 (UK)
When the daughter of Simon Crawford, a successful barrister, is killed in what seems to be a hit and run accident, and the police are unable to find the culprit, Crawford swears that he ... See full summary »

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Simon Crawford - Q.C.
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Sheila Larkin
Felix Aylmer ...
Justice Osborne
Raymond Huntley ...
John Naylor
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
Major Hugh Beresford Maitland
Norman Barrs ...
Charles Milburn
Percy Marmont ...
Justice Matthew Gregory
Dulcie Bowman ...
Lady Phyllis Gregory
Ewan Roberts ...
Hamish Gillespie
Richard Hurndall ...
Supt. Eley
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Dr. Wimborne
Sandra Tallent ...
Joanna Crawford (as Sandra Fehr)
Edward Waddy ...
Usher
Maggie Rennie ...
Julia Kelly (as Maggie McGrath)
Ballard Berkeley ...
Clerk of Court
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When the daughter of Simon Crawford, a successful barrister, is killed in what seems to be a hit and run accident, and the police are unable to find the culprit, Crawford swears that he will find the driver of the car, and take revenge. Later when his neighbour is killed in a staged burglary, the blame falls on Crawford, when a letter is found implicating the neighbour in the death of Crawford's daughter. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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November 1968 (UK)  »

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20-nen me no fukushû  »

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Hamish Gillespie: Sheila seems a bit tensed up. What have you been saying to her?
Simon Crawford - Q.C.: Nothing that shouldn't have been said a long time ago. Here, help yourself to a delicious glass of water.
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I enjoyed this film hugely
21 May 2004 | by (King's Lynn, England) – See all my reviews

I found this courtroom drama extremely enjoyable for a large number of reasons. I thought that there were excellent performances from the cast but especially the two leading actors Ray Milland and Sylvia Syms. The drama unfolded at an easy to follow pace with a leading barrister (Ray Milland) being accused of killing his neighbour (a high court judge) following the tragic accident which killed his daughter. We follow his trial through many twists and turns with at first his junior (Sylvia Syms) defending him but ending up with him defending himself. As you may expect from such a film, there is an unexpected twist at the end. I have tried for years to find this released on video or DVD but with no success. I consider that this film is good enough for release.


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