Eight Witnesses (September 17, 1954)
Released on September 17, 1954: A scientist carrying a secret formula is killed by an enemy agent in front of eight blind witnesses.
Directed by Lawrence Huntington
Written by Halsted Welles and Irve Tunick.
The Actors: Peggy Ann Garner (Helen Hildebrand), Dennis Price (Allan Peters, military intelligence officer), Charles Jacquemar (scientist Hildebrand), Wolfgang Buttner (Killer), Christian Dorn (Carl), Ernst Fritz Furbringer (intelligence chief), Gerhard Kittler (Killer's boss), Auguste Hansen Kleinmichel (Mrs. Bieber), Heinz Beck (the baker).
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An elderly scientist escapes a Soviet laboratory for the west with a secret formula. His young daughter is a librarian who managed the reading room for blind patrons, and the scientist goes to her when his contact with British Intelligence cannot reach him in time. The scientist almost gives his daughter the secret formula to hold for him, but they are disrupted before he can give it to her. His daughter Helen goes to the head of the library to ask for the day off while her scientist father waits for her in the reading room with blind patrons. There are eight blind people reading in the room, and a ninth man who is only pretending to be blind. He is an enemy agent planted there to watch for the return of the girl's father, and when he sees the man sitting there waiting for his daughter, he silently kills him with a knife, and searches his body for the secret formula. Alas, the secret formula is not on him . . . it seems that the suspicious man placed the envelope somewhere around the library, and now both the suave British Intelligence Officer Allan Peters and the Soviet spies are looking for the formula . . . danger and death face Helen because they believe that she has the missing papers. Handsome British spy Allan will help her find the missing papers before the enemy agents, and then shoot it out in the dark library as they try to kill Helen and Allan. If you enjoy spy vs spy in a battle to the death, pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with warm melted butter on it and enjoy the show.
Dennis Price is a British Intelligence Officer in Eight Witness
Peggy Ann Garner is the daughter of a scientist who escapes the Soviet with a secret formula
Charles Jacquemar is scientist Hildebrand
Charles Jacquemar in Eight Witnesses
Christian Dorn, David Price and Peggy Ann Garner
Christian Dorn and Dennis Price
Dennis Price questions Peggy Ann Garner after her scinetist father is murdered
Dennis Price at the typewriter
Heinz Beck and Wolfgang Buttner
Peggy Ann Garner as Helen Hildebrand in Eight Witnesses
Wolfgang Buttner as the killer, pretends to be blind and reading a braile book while waiting for Hildebrand
Wolfgang Buttner in Eight Witnesses