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The Hidden Eye (1945)

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Hampton
Phillip Treadway
Barry Gifford
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Insp. Delaney (as Thomas Jackson)
Francis Pierlot ...
Sondra Rodgers ...
Helen Roberts
Theodore Newton ...
Gibbs - Chauffeur
Raymond Largay ...
Arthur Hampton (as Ray Largay)
Leigh Whipper ...
Burton Lorrison


Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

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Release Date:

2 January 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Det dolda ögat  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film's initial telecast took place in Los Angeles Tuesday 15 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Monday 2 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it was first aired in New York City 19 February 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2), followed by San Francisco 20 October 1959 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »


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Modestly entertaining B-film about the blind detective...
17 September 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

As a genial blind detective, EDWARD ARNOLD chuckles his way through his familiar role as the man whose keen mind and senses detect things that a man with eyesight cannot possibly see. In this particular mystery, the murderer is revealed halfway through and the suspense lies in wondering how Arnold will get on his scent.

WILLIAM PHILLIPS has a good supporting role as his assistant who's assigned to test some perfumes. His scene at a perfume counter is the film's only solid comic moment and he shares it with the unbilled and unknown AUDREY TOTTER as an amused clerk. FRANCES RAFFERTY is the pretty leading lady, a woman about to inherit a huge fortune upon the death of her wealthy uncle. The crime is planted on her fiancé and it's up to Arnold to find a way to reveal the true murderer.

JACK LAMBERT makes a good thug, but Edward Arnold's bland portrayal of the amiable blind man is a bit tedious after awhile. Overall, it's pretty mild stuff.

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