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    What is a movie from the '50s or '60s where someone - a woman, I think - is seated on one side of a partition in a pub or street cafe & there are two people on the other side of the partition plotting a theft or murder. It's possible she recognizes one of them by his or her distinctive voice. Perhaps an innocent person is accused of the crime, & the overhearer helps to clear him. I think there's a quite a bit of the police procedural involved in the film.

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    The film you are thinking of might be 23 Paces To Baker Street (1956).

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048919/

    23 Paces to Baker Street - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    23 Paces to Baker Street?

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    Hi,
    If it was a blind man who overheard the conversation, I would agree with what has been said. Van Johnson portrayed the innocent character.

    But if it were a woman, and I accept that I could be wrong on this, Doris Day and Rex Harrison, were in a film called 'Midnight Lace', which was also set in London. A similar incident may have happened there. But I am not sure.

    Alan French.

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    Midnight Lace is also the one that I was thinking of.
    Quote Originally Posted by alan french View Post
    Hi,
    If it was a blind man who overheard the conversation, I would agree with what has been said. Van Johnson portrayed the innocent character.

    But if it were a woman, and I accept that I could be wrong on this, Doris Day and Rex Harrison, were in a film called 'Midnight Lace', which was also set in London. A similar incident may have happened there. But I am not sure.

    Alan French.

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    Senior Member Country: UK Merton Park's Avatar
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    Mind you, it's the longest 23 paces ever. Van Johnson's flat was in Portland Place (at least three quarters of a mile from Baker Street) from the front and overlooking the Thames at the back which was several miles away!!

    The barmaid was in the original Mel Brooks version of The Producers, "hold me touch me", if i'm not mistaken

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merton Park View Post
    Mind you, it's the longest 23 paces ever. Van Johnson's flat was in Portland Place (at least three quarters of a mile from Baker Street) from the front and overlooking the Thames at the back which was several miles away!!

    The barmaid was in the original Mel Brooks version of The Producers, "hold me touch me", if i'm not mistaken
    There's a thread about this somewhere. Doesn't his flat shift between Portland Place and Portland Square ?(which is off Baker Street). Though of course neither are anywhere near the Thames

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    There's a thread about this somewhere. Doesn't his flat shift between Portland Place and Portland Square ?(which is off Baker Street). Though of course neither are anywhere near the Thames
    http://filmdope.com/forums/fi...er-street.html

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    There's also plotting going on in a pub and involving a blind man in Victim, the plotting not quite what the audience is led to expect.

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