When a straight-laced British accountant marries a free-spirited American, he starts trying to change her. His wife doesn't keep regular hours, so he suspects an affair and hires a detective (Topol). The wife notices she is being followed, and maintaining their distance she and the detective explore London for 10 days in a game of follow-the-leader without ever exchanging a word. Written by
21 July 1972 (West Germany)
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The Public Eye
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
In January 1964 Variety noted that Ross Hunter
bought the screen rights to Peter Shaffer
s play and hired Mike Nichols
to direct, and in February 1965 Daily Variety announced that Julie Andrews
was to star. In December 1965 The Hollywood Reporter wrote that the production would be delayed because Nichols was tied up editing Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
(1966). In June 1967 Nichols and Andrews dropped out of the project, and Hunter made a deal with Richard Burton
and Elizabeth Taylor
to star in the picture. Their contract granted them the right to approve the director and third lead; at the time Paul Scofield
and Dirk Bogarde
were being considered for the third lead. Burton and Taylor withdrew from the project after not being able to agree upon a suitable director. See more
No thank you, darling. If I eat one TEENY little anchovy, I'll be coiled like a hoop all night long.
Features Romeo and Juliet
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black See more