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Hostile Witness (1968)

GP  |   |  Drama  |  November 1968 (UK)
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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 ... 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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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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Perry Mason lite
22 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

If you like Perry Mason you'll like this film. But not as much. It follows a similar path, where we see some events around the crime but not who the guilty party is. Of course the truth comes out in the end. As the setting is in England, there is much more courtroom decorum, with few objections by the lawyers. Yet we see some classic Perry Mason tactics. My main disappointment though, came when the film had no epilogue. After Perry Mason won his case, he would always have a chat with Della and Paul and explain how he figured it out. You would then slap your brow and wonder how you missed that. But in the film, this doesn't happen, so it's not at all clear how the crime was solved. At least not to me.


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