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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 »

Director:

Carol Reed

Writers:

Peter Shaffer (play), Peter Shaffer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mia Farrow ... Belinda
Topol ... Julian Cristoforou
Michael Jayston ... Charles
Margaret Rawlings ... Mrs. Sidley
Annette Crosbie ... Miss Framer
Dudley Foster Dudley Foster ... Mr. Mayhew
Michael Aldridge ... Sir Philip Crouch
Michael Barrington ... Mr. Scrampton
Neil McCarthy ... Parkinson
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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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All about love...marriage...and how to enjoy both!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

In 1969, it was widely reported that the film would be made with Rex Harrison playing the husband, Marcello Mastroianni playing the detective and Faye Dunaway (with whom Mastroianni was having a rather public romance at the time) playing the wife. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Features The Brides of Dracula (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme
(uncredited)
from Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Music by Nino Rota
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User Reviews

Great Movie,with enticing song.
10 June 2001 | by sunabeeeSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie twice, have been searching for it ever since. The music is so incredible, I still sing it in my head and play it on the piano from memory, but its fading fast, it has been twenty years since I saw it. I am so looking forward to getting the video if only someone could help find it.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1972 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Public Eye See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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