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Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Mystery | 29 April 1943 (Mexico)
A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

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Barbara Lawry
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Gabriel Hoffman (as Horace McNally)
Katherine Emery ...
Cheli Scott
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Hansen (as Stanley C. Ridges)
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Stephen Lawry
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Paul Gerente
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Vera Hoffman (as Rosemary de Camp)
Erik Rolf ...
Boyd
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Mr. Busch
Reginald Sheffield ...
Victor
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Mr. Anderson (as Steve Geray)
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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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29 April 1943 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Ojos en la noche  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. 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.
[Alistar opens the door and the dog flattens him to pursue a female canine in the street]
Alistar: Why, you wolf!
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German Shepard Vs. German Spies
22 October 2005 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

There are many excellent moments in this spy caper, detective and dog drama, murder mystery. The dog does do his own stunts and he does them well.

There are hints at romance, here and there, with the maid and her jailbird hubby, the young Donna Reed and her mom's ex-boyfriend and even the butler and the dog are lovesick for their partners.

Donna Reed looks beautiful. This was before It's a Wonderful Life and The Donna Reed Show. There is one scene I can tell you about without ruining anything for you. Women dressed to kill in the 1940s. In those days you always complimented a lady's new hat no matter how awful it looked. The hat Donna Reed wears at the end of the movie is so awful nobody could muster the courage to fake a compliment.

Edward Arnold is jovial and believable as the blind detective. I especially like the scene where he teaches one of the goons how to play Solitaire. He is also great with his voice in the darkened scene in the basement. The director does a wonderful job with this film.

The play within a movie is a fun idea for introducing some of the villains.

This one is very watchable. The dog is really good in his scenes.

Tom Willett


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