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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)
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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 ...
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Mr. Busch
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Victor
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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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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 »

Quotes

[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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Followed by The Hidden Eye (1945) See more »

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solid '40s B-movie
4 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's some gimmicky silliness in the film, especially the dog - but fortunately the detective's blindness is not used as a gimmick (except perhaps in a fight scene, which thus allows stalwart character actor Edward Arnold to exercise considerable acting muscle here - he does a splendid job - as does a young, energetic Donna Reed.

The film has a professional polish to it. The pacing could have been a little swifter, but not by much; generally the tension is maintained throughout.

Very much of its time, but worth preserving for strong performances and solid direction.


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