Zigzag


1h 45m 1970
Zigzag

Brief Synopsis

A dying man frames himself for murder so his widow can collect the reward.

Film Details

Also Known As
False Witness
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 27 Apr 1970
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Diagnosed as having a fatal brain tumor, insurance investigator Paul Cameron provides for his family by confessing to the murder of a wealthy industrialist. Carefully constructing a case for his prosecution, he negotiates under a pseudonym for the sizable reward offered by the victim's associates. Despite the defense of attorney Mario Gambretti, Cameron is convicted. After collapsing while leaving the courtroom Cameron is subjected to successful laser beam surgery. Fully recovered, Cameron faces imprisonment for a crime which he did not commit. Informed by Gambretti that a new trial is impossible without further evidence, Cameron escapes from the hospital and stalks the real killer. Successfully avoiding the police he confers with his attorney. Together they locate Elaine Mercer, daughter of the victim's business associate and the victim's companion the night of the murder. Confronted by Cameron, Elaine confesses an affair with the dead man. Alarmed by his daughter's avowal, Adam Mercer, the murderer, shoots Cameron and is himself slain by the police.

Film Details

Also Known As
False Witness
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 27 Apr 1970
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Metrocolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in and around Los Angeles. Working title: False Witness.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States Winter January 1, 1970

Released in United States April 1970