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Eight Witnesses (1954)

Eight blind people witness a scientist's murder

Director:

Lawrence Huntington (as Lawerence Huntington)

Writer:

Halsted Welles (story and screenplay)
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Peggy Ann Garner ... Helen Hildebrand
Dennis Price ... Allan
Charles Jacquemar Charles Jacquemar ... Hildebrund (as Dr. Charles Jacquemar)
Wolfgang Büttner Wolfgang Büttner ... Killer (as Wolfgang Buettner)
Christian Dorn Christian Dorn ... Carl
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ... Intelligence Chief (as Ernst Fritz Fuerbringer)
Gerhard Kittler Gerhard Kittler ... Killer's Boss
Auguste Hansen-Kleinmichel Auguste Hansen-Kleinmichel ... Mrs. Bieber
Heinz Beck Heinz Beck ... Baker
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Eight blind people witness a scientist's murder

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Mystery

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Spy thriller without the thrills
16 April 2011 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

"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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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1954 (USA) See more »

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Bavaria-Filmkunst See more »
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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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