Eye Witness (1950)

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In 1949, when his former British war buddy is charged with murder, American lawyer Adam Hayward goes to England to see if he can help.

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Director:

Robert Montgomery

Writers:

Hugo Butler (screenplay), Ian McLellan Hunter (screenplay), William Douglas-Home (additional dialogue)

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21 January 2009 | jimsimpson
5
| Disappointing swan song for Montgomery
Robert Montgomery's final screen appearance,which he also directed,is a slow moving mystery which spends far too much of the running time on irrelevant scenes pointing up the supposed differences between the British and American character. Montgomery meets a gallery of UK stereotypes such as garrulous publican,dim witted police sergeant and stuffy judge.

The plot concerns RM travelling to England to help clear an old army buddy of a murder charge. There is some mild suspense during the last twenty minutes when the identity of a secret witness is revealed. Leading lady Patricia Cutts (called Patrcia Wayne here) is one of those rather horsey English blondes with a cut glass accent. Her acting is rather stilted and there is little chemistry between her and Montgomery. It's a far cry from his wonderful acting/direction job on Lady In The Lake.

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