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Pendulum (1969)

M  -  Drama  -  February 1969 (Austria)
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On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with ... See full summary »

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Capt. Frank Matthews
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Adele Matthews
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Woodrow Wilson King
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Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand
Madeleine Sherwood ...
Mrs. Eileen Sanderson
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Paul Martin Sanderson
Frank Marth ...
Lt. Smithson
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Liz Tennant
Paul McGrath ...
Senator Augustus Cole
Stewart Moss ...
Richard D'Angelo
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Effie
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Det. J.J. 'Red' Thornton
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Brooks Elliot
Mildred Trares ...
Mary Schumacher
Robin Raymond ...
Myra
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On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in search of the man he believes to be the real killer. Written by David Fowler

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In the Matthews' bedroom there is a photograph of Jean Seberg on the dresser, which is actually a publicity still from Lilith (1964). See more »

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In the opening sequence, under the main titles, the taxicab starts out as a 1964 Plymouth. Upon arrival at its destination, the car has changed to a 1968 Plymouth. See more »


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THE PENDULUM SWINGS BOTH WAYS
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Mack David
Sung by The Letterman
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A Chain Smoking George
29 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just saw this movie again after 39 years. Well-acted period piece. Out-dated by today's standards, but still a decent night at the movies. What really caught my attention was how George Peppard chained smoked throughout this film. The guy burned one in every scene. Aside from that, he did give a creditable performance, but nothing to write home about.

Jean Seberg looked beautiful. She was a rare beauty and very talented as well. She is wasted here, but her brief time on scene does capture your attention.

The supporting cast of veteran actors do a professional job. The only real problem is that the film drags at times and lacks any real action. The ending was typical, but this was 1969, so don't expect too many surprises.


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