Key Witness (1947 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||D. Ross Lederman|
|Produced by||Rudolph C. Flothow|
|Screenplay by||Edward Bock|
|Story by||J. Donald Wilson|
|Edited by||Dwight Caldwell|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
A man runs away to avoid suspicion of murder and ends up in more trouble.
When the film was released in 1947, critic Bosley Crowther, was sly in his negative review, "The moral of Key Witness, which came to the Rialto yesterday, it says, is that 'no man can escape trouble by trying to run away from it.' This wisdom is demonstrated in the adventures of a desperate young man who attempts to get out of one involvement by changing his identity—and runs into others thereby ... There might also be drawn this moral from the evidence presented here: you can't often be sure of entertainment from that which is claimed to be."