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The Public Eye (1972)

Follow Me! (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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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 A. Farley

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21 July 1972 (West Germany)  »

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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 »

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Dinner Guest: No thank you, darling. If I eat one TEENY little anchovy, I'll be coiled like a hoop all night long.
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Featured in Shall We Dance? (1996) See more »

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Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
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Number 4 All Time Personal Favorite
28 September 2002 | by (Niagara Falls, Canada) – See all my reviews

This film is no big name blockbuster, but it's undeniably my fourth most favorite flick of all times. The picture's whimsical feeling and dreamy musical score make it a must see for any B movie buff. Liberal Belinda's (Mia Farrow) growing impatience towards Charles' (Michael Jayston) stuffy attitude towards marriage's expectations set the scene for a delightfully entertaining comedy-drama. Julian Cristoforou (Topal) delivers a hilarious look at an impartial party's view on troubled life in the home place. I was fortunate enough to videotape the feature from television years ago in anticipation of it never making it to manufacturers release. I always had a soft spot in my heart for the underdog films, and in my opinion this one never garnered the kudos it rightly deserves. A definite 10 out of 10 !!


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