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Dead Man's Eyes (1944)

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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... See full summary »

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David Stuart (as Lon Chaney)
Acquanetta ...
Tanya Czoraki
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Heather Hayden
Paul Kelly ...
Dr. Alan Bittaker
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Jonathan Hale ...
Dr. Sam Welles
Edward Fielding ...
Dr. Stanley Hayden
George Meeker ...
Nick Phillips
Pierre Watkin ...
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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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10 November 1944 (USA)  »

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Kuolleen miehen silmät  »

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Part of the original Shock Theatre package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

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Followed by Strange Confession (1945) See more »

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DEAD MAN'S EYES (Reginald LeBorg, 1944) **
10 November 2006 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

While the plot of this third "Inner Sanctum" film is, in itself, intriguing - and certainly provides plenty of possible suspects - the handling is rather stiff, with too much talk and little real suspense!

Once again, Chaney is the talented object of desire(!) - a painter - torn between society woman Jean Parker and exotic model Acquanetta; he really loves the former but, when he's rendered blind in an accident, he decides to let her go and accepts the latter's care (she being the unwitting cause of his precarious condition!). Paul Kelly has a good role as Chaney's best friend and secret (but unrequited) admirer of Acquanetta.

Parker's elderly father opts to have his eyes transplanted after his death so, when he ends up murdered, police detective Thomas Gomez turns up to root out the guilty party; the denouement, then, is pretty convoluted but not very exciting. While the quality of this series has steadily deteriorated so far from one entry to the next (though the films are never boring and mercifully short), I still look forward to the remaining three installments...


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