When police captain Frank Matthews is accused of murdering his adulterous wife and her lover he avoids arrest and sets out to find the killer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Frank Matthews
Adele Matthews
Woodrow Wilson King
Deputy Chief John P. Hildebrand
Madeleine Sherwood ...
Mrs. Eileen Sanderson
Paul Martin Sanderson
Frank Marth ...
Lt. Smithson
Liz Tennant
Paul McGrath ...
Senator Augustus Cole
Stewart Moss ...
Richard D'Angelo
Det. J.J. 'Red' Thornton
Brooks Elliot
Mildred Trares ...
Mary Schumacher


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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For the police, murder is an everyday affair ... except when the suspect is a cop ! See more »


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Release Date:

February 1969 (Austria)  »

Also Known As:

Nacht ohne Zeugen  »

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One of the production companies is called Pendulum Productions. See more »


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 »


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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