Sara Lane : I Saw What You Did (1965)

Sarah Lane and Sharyl Locke

The year before she starred in The Virginian Sara Lane co-starred with Joan Crawford in William Castle’s menacing thriller I Saw What You Did (1965). The trailer and synopsis for the film is featured elsewhere on this site. Meanwhile here is the first of a number of publicity photographs from the film featuring Sara Lane (credited as Sarah Lane).

I Saw What You Did (1965) Sara Lane Film Excerpt

For all Sara Lane fans here’s a film excerpt from I Saw What You Did (1965). As I mention in another post on my blog this William Castle film featured a pre-Virginian Sara Lane – credited as Sarah Lane.  To set the scene – Kit Austin (Sarah Lane) has been invited to her country house by her friend. They get up to mischief making prank calls that soon get out of hand. This clip contains some violent scenes for 1965 and it goes without saying not to try this at home. 🙂

Sara Lane in “I Saw What You Did” (1965)

Before being cast as Elizabeth Grainger in The Virginian Sara Lane appeared in a William Castle film that has since become a cult classic.  I Saw What You Did (1965) was the influence for the 1997 film I Saw What You Did Last Summer starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar.


Sara (Sarah) Lane was cast a teenager, who along with her friend and younger sister, is involved in a series of prank phone calls.  Their message  “I saw what you did, and I know who you are”  soon has deadly consequences.