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
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Lt. Smithson
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Liz Tennant
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Senator Augustus Cole
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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
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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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February 1969 (Austria)  »

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Nacht ohne Zeugen  »

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Robert F. Lyons's film debut. 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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Top-notch detective yarn improves with age
6 July 2002 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Peppard is ideally cast as inflexibly hard-nosed cop who gets sucked through the looking-glass when indicted for his cheating wife's murder. Charles McGraw and Richard Kiley are both magnificent in the key supporting roles. Dana Elcar and Isabel Sanford also add poignantly amusing support. Director George Schaeffer's pacing and choice of score is perfect for the genre. And, many of the key ironies are even more appropriate today than when the film was made. Very highly recommended.


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