Wait Until Dark

A real edge-of-your-seat thriller adapted from a Broadway stage hit written by Frederick Knott, author of DIAL M FOR MURDER. Hepburn, a blind Manhattan housewife, is terrorized by a trio of vicious killers (Crenna, Arkin, and Weston) who are after a fortune in heroin that has been hidden in a toy doll her husband, Zimbalist, gave to her. What follows is...read more

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A real edge-of-your-seat thriller adapted from a Broadway stage hit written by Frederick Knott, author of DIAL M FOR MURDER. Hepburn, a blind Manhattan housewife, is terrorized by a trio of vicious killers (Crenna, Arkin, and Weston) who are after a fortune in heroin that has been hidden

in a toy doll her husband, Zimbalist, gave to her. What follows is an excruciatingly suspenseful battle of wits between the blind Hepburn and her sadistic tormentors. Expertly directed by veteran British helmsman Young (Arthur Penn had directed the stage version), WAIT UNTIL DARK is an exciting,

original chiller. Hepburn turns in a strong, realistic performance as the terrorized blind woman--a role she researched diligently with the help of two young blind women from the Lighthouse for the Blind school. For weeks the actress (and director Young) wore a special shade over her eyes and

learned how to use a cane properly, feel the texture of different objects, and listen carefully to distinguish the quality and distance of sounds. The film was a tremendous success at the box office, and for added effect, some theater owners turned the house lights off completely during the final

15 minutes.

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  • Review: A real edge-of-your-seat thriller adapted from a Broadway stage hit written by Frederick Knott, author of DIAL M FOR MURDER. Hepburn, a blind Manhattan housewife, is terrorized by a trio of vicious killers (Crenna, Arkin, and Weston) who are after a fortun… (more)

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