|Directed by||Carol Reed|
|Produced by||Hal B. Wallis|
|Screenplay by||Peter Shaffer|
|Based on||The Public Eye|
by Peter Shaffer
|Starring||Mia FarrowTopolMichael Jayston|
|Music by||John Barry|
|Edited by||Anne V. Coates|
Hal Wallis Productions
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
Follow Me! is a 1972 British comedy-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 Charles, a successful but rather stuffy businessman (Michael Jayston), who meets and marries Belinda, a free-spirited American woman (Farrow). After a time, he believes she is having an affair because she spends long hours away from home during the day. Charles hires a private detective (Topol) to follow his wife. Belinda becomes aware that she is being followed, and the detective realises 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. The detective finally informs Charles that his wife never had an affair, and merely goes on solitary exploratory walks around the city. The husband realises he has been neglectful and made his wife unhappy. He joins the game of following his wife as an adventure.
- 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.