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Eyewitness (1956)

When she has a fight, with her husband, Lucy runs out of the house, and into a night of terror. She heads for the local cinema, and in doing so, becomes the only eyewitness to a couple of ... See full summary »

Director:

Muriel Box

Writers:

Janet Green (original story), Janet Green (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Sinden ... Wade
Muriel Pavlow ... Lucy Church
Belinda Lee ... Nurse Penny Gladstone
Michael Craig ... Jay Church
Nigel Stock ... Barney
Susan Beaumont Susan Beaumont ... Probationary Nurse
David Knight ... Mike
Ada Reeve ... Mrs. Hudson
Avice Landone ... Night Sister
Richard Wattis ... Anesthetist
George Woodbridge ... Hospital Security Man
Gillian Harrison Gillian Harrison ... Molly
Nicholas Parsons ... House Surgeon
Leslie Dwyer Leslie Dwyer ... Henry Cammon
Anna Turner Anna Turner ... Mrs. Hays
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Storyline

When she has a fight, with her husband, Lucy runs out of the house, and into a night of terror. She heads for the local cinema, and in doing so, becomes the only eyewitness to a couple of crooks, who are robbing the cinema's safe. In her haste to escape the thieves, she is knocked down by a passing bus, and is taken to the local hospital. The two crooks follow, and wait for a chance to finish her off, and thus eliminate the only person who can tie them to the robbery. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 1957 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Det vidne må dø See more »

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Production Co:

The Rank Organisation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Donald Sinden's voice is higher-pitched than the rich, deep, sonorous voice for which he was famous in later life after having voice-coaching to make it deeper. See more »

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References The Rose Tattoo (1955) See more »

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Competent crime drama
27 September 1999 | by Tom-444See all my reviews

Fans of those black-and-white British crime dramas of the 50s and 60s will appreciate Eyewitness, and its a cut above most in that genre. Suspense is maintained well in a hospital setting, with generally capable performances all round. For 1956, this film doesn't shy away from showing violence, and has a good, sinister atmosphere.


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