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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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Nacht ohne Zeugen  »

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During location filming in Washington, DC, Martin Luther King was assassinated. The resulting riots in the capital caused the shooting company to wrap early and return to Los Angeles. Visible in the rear window of the cab during Jean Seberg's ride through the city, buildings are burning and smoke is obvious. See more »

Goofs

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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Some of the best work done of it's time.
22 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

The one thing that stands out, and possibly because of Peppard's rather "okay" performance, was the work of Robert F. Lyons and Madeleine Sherwood. Lyons makes a wonderful splash as his debut role in this film. I am surprised it has not been commented on before as I see very little work from this period that was on par with this. The work was quite impressive. If you are interested in the detail of an actor's craft, watch these two actors and their chemistry. They are just a joy to watch. Overall,the film was okay. A little slow at times but it has some nice twists that make up for the rather slow story. Hang in there though, it gets exciting toward the end!


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