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The Public Eye (1972)

Follow Me (original title)
When a strait-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 ... 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 strait-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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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

Charles: Marriage is a different relationship, you know, to an affair. It's actually a contract between two people expressing obligation. I have obligation to you. You have to me. I find that beautiful, don't you?
Belinda: Yes. If they're earned.
Charles: Earned?
Belinda: Everything's got to be earned, hasn't it?
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Connections

Referenced in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Follow Follow
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
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A sentimental hit
25 May 2003 | by silvergaloreSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this movie in Bombay, India almost 25 years ago and could never forget this sensitive movie, If anyone has any info about getting this movie please let me know Thanks.D


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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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