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Dead Man's Eyes (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 10 November 1944 (USA)
When an artist is blinded, his fiancée's father offers an operation to restore his sight. When the benefactor suddenly dies, the artist becomes a suspect.

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An artist (Lon Chaney Jr) is blinded by a jealous assistant/model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. there's only one hitch. Chaney has to wait until after the man dies. Not surprisingly, when the benefactor dies a very premature death, suspicion falls on the artist. Written by <danno@nji.com>

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MURDERED!... But his eyes lived to condemn his killer...! See more »

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Third of the six films in Universal's INNER SANCTUM series, which began March 14, 1944, and was released October 6. See more »

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Follows Weird Woman (1944) See more »

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29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dead Man's Eyes (1944)

*** (out of 4)

Third in the Inner Sanctum series has a painter (Lon Chaney, Jr.) accidentally pouring acid into his eyes causing him to go blind. Soon he's suspected of killing his father in law, the man who was going to give him his eyes for a transplant. This is certainly the best of the three film's I've seen in the series due in large part to a pretty good screenplay that has plenty of twists and turns. I picked up on the ending ten minutes before it actually happened but the film still remained a lot of fun. Chaney also delivers a good performance.


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