The Public Eye (1972)

The Public Eye (1972)





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In this English comedy, free-spirited American Belinda is married to a stuffy English man. Every day she leaves their London apartment to go sightseeing. Her suspicious husband hires a private eye to follow her around. What she said was true, however, and the private eye becomes her traveling companion.
Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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MCA/Universal Pictures

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Mia Farrow
as Belinda
as Julian Cristoforou
Margaret Rawlings
as Mrs. Sidley
Annette Crosbie
as Miss Framer
Dudley Foster
as Mr. Mayhew
Michael Aldridge
as Sir Philip Crouch
Michael Barrington
as Mr. Scrampton
Neil McCarthy
as Parkinson
Gabrielle Brune
as Lady Crouch
Jack Watling
as Wealthy Client
David Battley
as Writer
David Hutcheson
as Dinner Guest
Joan Henley
as Dinner Guest
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Critic Reviews for The Public Eye

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A miscast Topol is tough enough to watch as a leading man but when he also tries for Peter Sellers comedy he becomes unbearable.

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Audience Reviews for The Public Eye

This is one of the sweetest films I have ever seen. The plot might seem hackneyed - a man hires a public eye to find out if his wife has a lover - but the way it turns out is quite unexpected and one can learn a few things from the moral.

Eva-Christina Söderman
Eva-Christina Söderman

The act of following, with the wordless communication between the two people involved, has so many delicate nuances. This movie contains those nuances. That's what it should be viewed for. That and Topol, who's always a joy to watch. The thing is, filmmaking-wise, it's far from Carol Reed's best. The filmmaking style at times feels mediocre. But it just has all that feeling below the surface - it's not so much cinematically expressed as it is purely felt. John Barry's haunting, lovely score helps bring out the full range of that feeling, which is the movie's best quality.

Harry E
Harry E

Michael Jayston plays a British Taxman, he suspect his hippy wife played by Mia Farrow is having an affair. The fun and romance begins when he hires a private eye played by Topol. Topol helps them to play game Follow Me.

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