"Eight Witnesses" is a misleading title, as the eight witnesses don't provide much help and are in only one scene in the picture. They are in the Braille room at a library in Vienna when a fugitive scientific genius pops in. The predictable happens, and thereby hangs an overrated tale.
The scientist was carrying an undisclosed document, which immediately goes missing and which the good guys and bad guys are looking for. And so, time is spent and time is filled to pad this semi-interesting film out to a presentable length. One of the few bright spots is suave Dennis Price, with his marvelous speaking voice, who is one of the good guys. Peggy Ann Garner is the daughter of the scientist but seems disinterested in the proceedings (must be catching, because I felt the same way).
This picture is not a 'must see' for any movie fan. I guess if a friend presents you with a copy you would have an excuse to watch it, but then you would have to question whether he knows what a good movie is.
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