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Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed  -  Crime | Mystery  -  9 August 1943 (Sweden)
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A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

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Ann Harding ...
Norma Lawry
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Barbara Lawry
Stephen McNally ...
Gabriel Hoffman (as Horace McNally)
Katherine Emery ...
Cheli Scott
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Stanley Ridges ...
Hansen (as Stanley C. Ridges)
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Stephen Lawry
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Paul Gerente
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Vera Hoffman (as Rosemary de Camp)
Erik Rolf ...
Boyd
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Mr. Busch
Reginald Sheffield ...
Victor
Steven Geray ...
Mr. Anderson (as Steve Geray)
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Storyline

Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter. When the old beau is found murdered, Norma is the chief suspect until Duncan (aided by his guide-dog Friday) pays a visit to her home and uncovers a plot to steal her husband's military secrets for the enemy. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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A Dark Labyrinth of Terror...And Murder!!! See more »

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Crime | Mystery

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9 August 1943 (Sweden)  »

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Les yeux dans les ténèbres  »

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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were: Fred Walburn, Robert Winkler, Walter Tetley, Cliff Danielson and Frances Rafferty. In addition, a contemporary news item listed Hal Le Sueur and William Bailey as cast members, but they were not in the movie either. See more »

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[talking to Duncan Maclain's dog]
Alistar: I'm off to the Harlem Squash and Tennis Club to meet my dream girl.
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Everyone needed for the war effort
23 October 2001 | by (flint mi) – See all my reviews

Overcoming the fears connected with World War Two was indeed difficult for citizens who were not physically challenged. For those who were, it must have added yet another burden. Duncan Maclain (Edward Arnold) as a detective who is visually challenged leaves no doubt that he will indeed solve the a murder and uncover a Nazi plot. The only real mystery is how he will go about doing it. There is little question in this film that the Nazi spy ring is more of a threat to America than is the murder; in fact, the film could probably do well simply confronting the Nazi threat. The message is clear. If someone who cannot see can aid in the war effort, so can others. So much the better if one had Friday (his dog) to help in the attempt. In a word, Americans in 1942 were beginning to understand what the British had already learned, that, sooner or later, everyone would be needed for the war effort.


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