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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 August 1968 Daily Variety news said that Katharine Ross was going to star in the film. See more »

Quotes

Belinda: Just because we're married the love affair can't be over. It's never over! If it's over, then the marriage is over.
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Connections

Featured in Shall We Dance? (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme
(uncredited)
from Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Music by Nino Rota
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Masterpiece, but difficult to find
9 November 2005 | by honohSee all my reviews

This is one of the all-time masterpieces directed by Carol Reed. Mia Farrow is fascinating, Topol is funny and tender-hearted, and John Barry's music is simply superb. Peter Shaffer's script is charming with a good twist and warmth, which I actually prefer to his other (more popular but colder) works.

I'm very surprised to find out that it's never been released as Video or DVD. Is there any copyright issue here? Anyway, we should complain to Universal and urge them to resolve the problem and release DVD as soon as possible. Many people are waiting in a long line to watch it again!


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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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