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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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Storyline

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:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

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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Trivia

In August 1968 Daily Variety news said that Katharine Ross was going to star in the film. See more »

Quotes

Charles: Well, do you think that would work? Following her around London like a pet dog.
Julian Cristoforou: Well, Orfeus tried to lead his girl out of hell by not looking at her. Let Belinda lead you by not speaking. Do you think that's so silly? How many people would become married, in fact as well as law, if they just shut up and looked and listened and heard each other's heartbeats of the daytime?
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Connections

Features Romeo and Juliet (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Arranged by Andrew Fenner
Hudson Music Ltd
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Number 4 All Time Personal Favorite
28 September 2002 | by klaatu1976See 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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