Follow Me! (1972 film)
Original publicity poster for Follow Me!
|Directed by||Carol Reed|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Screenplay by||Peter Shaffer|
|Based on||The Public Eye
by Peter Shaffer
|Music by||John Barry|
|Editing by||Anne V. Coates|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Running time||95 minutes|
Follow Me! is a 1972 drama film directed by Sir Carol Reed, starring Mia Farrow and Topol. Adapted by Peter Shaffer from his own play (The Public Eye). The picture marks Carol Reed's last completed film.
The film was released in the United States under its original stage title The Public Eye.
Set in London, it is the story of a wealthy businessman (Michael Jayston), who suspects that his wife (Farrow) is having an affair. He hires a private detective (Topol) to follow her. She becomes aware that she is being followed, and the detective realises that she has found out. However rather than abandoning the case, the detective begins an elaborate game of cat and mouse with the complicity of the wife.
- Mia Farrow as Belinda
- Topol as Julian Cristoforou
- Michael Jayston as Charles
- 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
Mia Farrow won the best actress award and Topol won the best actor award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.