The Eyes of Annie Jones

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The Eyes of Annie Jones
Directed byReginald Le Borg
Produced byNeil McCallum
Jack Parsons
Written byLouis Vittes
Based onstory by Henry Slesar
Starring
Music byBuxton Orr
CinematographyPeter Hennessy
Edited byRobert Winter
Production
company
Jack Parsons-Neil McCallum Productions
Associated Producers Inc
Distributed by20th Century Fox (US)
Rank (UK)[1]
Release date
  • May 13, 1964 (1964-05-13)
Running time
73 minutes
Country
  • United States[2]
  • United Kingdom[2]
LanguageEnglish

The Eyes of Annie Jones is a 1964 American-British drama film directed by Reginald Le Borg and starring Richard Conte, Francesca Annis and Joyce Carey.[2] The film tells the story of a sleepwalking young woman involved with a murder.

The film was shot in Spain and financed by Robert L. Lippert.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

Taxi driver Lucas murders wealthy Geraldine Wheeler, with whom he had been having an affair. The victim's Aunt Helen gets in touch with Geraldine's brother David and with Annie Jones, a 17-year-old girl from a nearby orphanage, who is said to have powers of extrasensory perception.

It turns out David has been embezzling from the family and hired Lucas to do the killing. A sleepwalking Annie seems to be possessed by the dead woman's spirit, saying things like, "They won't let me rest." When she approaches a spot where the body is buried, David has to prevent Lucas from killing the girl.

The two men have a falling out over money Lucas is still owed. The police become suspicious of him, and Lucas dies after crashing his speeding car. David is arrested, and the body and soul of Geraldine had not been allowed to rest, now found in the car's trunk.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Robert L. Lippert tried to persuade Sophia Loren to play the lead.[4]

Filming started in March 1963.[5] It was shot in London.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EYES OF ANNIE JONES, the. (1964, Monthly Film Bulletin, 31, 9. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/1305834337?accountid=13902
  2. ^ a b c "The Eyes of Annie Jones (1963)". British Film Institute. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  3. ^ Lippert voices different slant on 'runaways'. (1963, Jun 17). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/168382045?accountid=13902
  4. ^ FILMLAND EVENTS. (1963, Feb 28). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/168190988?accountid=13902
  5. ^ Scheuer, P. K. (1963, Mar 12). History just lark to mayans in film. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/168260009?accountid=13902
  6. ^ FILMLAND EVENTS. (1963, Jun 21). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/docview/168326468?accountid=13902

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