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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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February 1969 (Austria)  »

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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 »

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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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Underrated film
5 March 2013 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is incredibly underrated. The performances are all top notch, from Peppard and Seberg down to the smallest role, though Seberg's part is short. In my opinion, Madeleine Sherwood and Robert F. Lyons deserved Oscar nominations for their performances. They were flawless and mesmerizing as the white trash woman and her psycho son. I couldn't take my eyes off them when they were on screen. I so wish the movie was available on DVD! This film should have made a star of Robert F. Lyons. I have no idea why it didn't. It's well-written and believable, nicely directed. Someone please put this out on DVD! I want to watch this again and again.


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