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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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Jean Hampton
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Phillip Treadway
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Barry Gifford
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Insp. Delaney (as Thomas Jackson)
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Francis Pierlot ...
Kossovsky
Sondra Rodgers ...
Helen Roberts
Theodore Newton ...
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Louie
Raymond Largay ...
Arthur Hampton (as Ray Largay)
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Burton Lorrison
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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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New adventures of the blind detective and his seeing eye dog!

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2 January 1946 (Sweden)  »

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Det dolda ögat  »

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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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Follows Eyes in the Night (1942) See more »

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Nothing Hidden
24 December 2010 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

Courtsey of MGM's prolific/proficient second feature output unit, comes this sequel to Fred Zinnemann's debut feature 'Eyes In The Night', about a visually-impaired sleuth. This time around, the technical team is unfortunately less resourceful than their protagonist who is busy, with the aid of his faithful guide dog, trying to clear an innocent man of murder.

The replacement of B-frisson chills with chuckles is a miscalculation on this outing, and stereotype B-movie characterisations abound from vulnerable love interest to seedy villains. The story's gritty, 'urban' settings, replete with dark alleyways and disused warehouses, are never exploited to the full effect of their classic noir trappings.

The proceedings are all lighthearted enough if a little too genial. However, although there is some inevitable sentiment, the film is surprisingly unpatronising in its treatment of our blind hero. All in all it's a disappointing sequel, but not an hour-and-a-bit wasted.


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