Pendulum

Synopsis: On the evening of his decoration for bringing a murderer to justice, Washington DC Police Captain Frank Matthews' wife, and her lover are murdered in bed. Jailed as the prime suspect, with the aforementioned murderer released on a technicality Matthews escapes in search of the man he believes to be the real killer.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director(s): George Schaefer
Production: Artisan Entertainment
  1 nomination.
 
IMDB:
6.5
M
Year:
1969
102 min
20 Views


[PUTS BAG DOWN]

[DOOR OPENS]

YES?

I WISH TO SEE:

DON MEDINA.

MY NAME--

I'M SORRY.

DON MEDINA IS NOT RECEIVING

VISITORS AT PRESENT.

YOU WILL ANNOUNCE

THAT MR. FRANCIS BARNARD

HAS COME FROM ENGLAND

TO SEE HIM.

WHAT DO YOU THINK

YOU'RE DOING?

REMOVE YOUR HAND,

SIR.

Woman:
MAXIMILLIAN.

WHAT IS IT?

THIS GENTLEMAN DEMANDS

TO BE ADMITTED, DOA.

I TOLD HIM--

YOU ARE DOA MEDINA?

I AM.

I AM FRANCIS BARNARD,

ELIZABETH'S BROTHER.

OH, I'M SORRY.

WON'T YOU COME IN,

MR. BARNARD?

PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

I'M CATHERINE MEDINA.

DOA.

WILL YOU NOT SPEND

THE NIGHT, MR. BARNARD?

I'M CERTAIN THAT

MY BROTHER WOULD WISH IT.

PERHAPS, DOA. MAY I

SEE YOUR BROTHER NOW?

UH...

HE IS RESTING.

HE HAS NOT BEEN WELL

SINCE THE DEATH.

I SEE.

WHEN MAY I SEE HIM?

PERHAPS AT SUPPER...

IF YOU WOULD:

DO US THE HONOR.

VERY WELL. AT SUPPER.

MAY I VISIT:

MY SISTER'S GRAVE NOW?

GRAVE?

I PRESUME THERE IS ONE.

NOT AS SUCH, MR. BARNARD.

SHE IS INTERRED BELOW.

OH?

A FAMILY CUSTOM,

MR. BARNARD.

I SEE.

IF WE MAY:

GO THERE, THEN?

PLEASE FOLLOW ME.

[CREAKING]

WHEN DID SHE DIE?

YOUR BROTHER'S LETTER

MADE NO MENTION OF THE DATE.

ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO.

3 MONTHS? WHY WAS I

NOT NOTIFIED SOONER?

I'M AFRAID I--

HOW DID SHE DIE?

I KNOW VERY LITTLE

OF THE DETAILS,

MR. BARNARD.

THIS IS NO LONGER

MY HOME, YOU SEE?

I LEFT IT SEVERAL

MONTHS BEFORE:

NICHOLAS MARRIED

YOUR SISTER.

YOU MEAN,

YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW--

[BANGING

AND GRINDING]

IN THE NAME OF HEAVEN!

WHAT'S THAT NOISE?

PLEASE FOLLOW ME,

MR. BARNARD.

[BANGING AND GRINDING

CONTINUES]

NOT THAT WAY!

MR. BARNARD!

[NOISES STOP]

WHO ARE YOU?

THIS IS MR. BARNARD,

NICHOLAS.

ELIZABETH'S BROTHER.

OH, YES.

YOU ARE WELCOME,

SIR.

RESTING,

DOA MEDINA?

SIR?

I TOLD MR. BARNARD

THAT YOU WERE RESTING,

NICHOLAS.

I THOUGHT:

THAT YOU WERE.

THAT NOISE, SIR.

IT IS AN APPARATUS, SIR,

THAT MUST BE KEPT

IN CONSTANT REPAIR.

WHAT BRINGS YOU TO US?

ELIZABETH WAS MY SISTER,

DON MEDINA.

I RECEIVED A REPORT

OF HER UNTIMELY DEATH,

A REPORT WHICH WAS

UTTERLY DEVOID OF DETAILS.

WHAT SHOULD I HAVE DONE,

REMAINED IN ENGLAND?

YES, YOU

ARE QUITE RIGHT.

MY APOLOGIES, SIR.

SHOCK AND...GRIEF...

RESTRAINED ME FROM MORE

ADEQUATE COMMUNICATION.

YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT

TO BE PROVOKED.

PERHAPS:

YOU WILL SHOW ME

MY SISTER'S

PLACE OF INTERMENT NOW.

I TOLD HIM IT WOULD

BE ALL RIGHT,

NICHOLAS.

YES, OF COURSE.

NOW PERHAPS YOU'LL BE

GOOD ENOUGH TO TELL ME

HOW MY SISTER DIED.

AN ILLNESS:

OF SOME DURATION, SIR.

AND WAS THIS ILLNESS

DIAGNOSED?

YES.

BY WHOM?

DR. LEON,

A PHYSICIAN OF REPUTE.

AND HE DECIDED?

SOMETHING:

IN HER BLOOD.

YES?

THAT'S ALL?

JUST SOMETHING:

IN HER BLOOD?

I'M AFRAID SO.

AND I'M AFRAID

THAT DOES NOT:

SATISFY ME, SIR.

FOLLOW ME.

MAY WE GO NOW,

MR. BARNARD?

THIS IS VERY PAINFUL

FOR MY BROTHER.

AND FOR ME...

AS WELL.

THIS FORM OF BURIAL

IS A FAMILY CUSTOM,

MR. BARNARD.

WILL YOU STAY:

THE NIGHT WITH US?

THE NIGHT...

AND MORE, SIR.

UNTIL I KNOW EXACTLY

WHAT HAS HAPPENED HERE.

THANK YOU.

[KNOCK ON DOOR]

YES?

I TRUST THAT YOU WILL

BE COMFORTABLE HERE.

IS THIS YOU?

NO.

NO, THAT IS MY FATHER

SEBASTIAN MEDINA.

SEBASTIAN MEDINA.

YES.

THE RESEMBLANCE:

IS REMARKABLE.

YES.

AND THE OTHER:

IS MY UNCLE BARTOLOME.

MR. BARNARD, I'M AWARE--

PAINFULLY AWARE--

OF YOUR DISTRUST

REGARDING ELIZABETH'S DEATH.

HER DEATH WAS,

AND IS, ANGUISH TO ME.

I BEG OF YOU,

DO NOT ADD--

I'M SORRY,

DON MEDINA,

BUT YOUR WORD:

IS NOT ENOUGH.

TOO MANY THINGS NEED

FULLER EXPLANATION

BEFORE I CAN:

BE SATISFIED:

THAT WHAT YOU SAY

IS TRUE.

FULLER EXPLANATION?

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