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Blackout (1950)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  September 1950 (UK)
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A man suffering from temporary blindness accidentally walks into a house where a murder has just occurred. The killers, realizing he's blind, decide not to kill him but just knock him out ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Reed ...
Chris Pelly
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Pat Dale
Patric Doonan ...
Chalky
Kynaston Reeves ...
Mr. Dale
Annette D. Simmonds ...
Lila Drew (as Annette Simmonds)
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Otto Ford
Michael Evans ...
Guy Sinclair
Michael Brennan ...
Mickey Garston
Ernest Butcher ...
Benny
Campbell Singer ...
Inspector
Madoline Thomas ...
Housekeeper
Basil Appleby ...
Norman Dale
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Dr. Langley (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
Pat Metcalfe ...
Maid
Ida Patlanski ...
Postmistress
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A man suffering from temporary blindness accidentally walks into a house where a murder has just occurred. The killers, realizing he's blind, decide not to kill him but just knock him out and leave him out on the street. When the police find him they don't believe his story because they can't find a body. After he regains his sight he sets out to find the body and the killers, and runs into a woman who is looking for her missing brother, who may or may not be the murder victim. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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28 March 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Thanks to some new channels on satellite we are now able to view again many British crime thrillers from the 40s and 50s which were last shown on BBC or ITV about 30 years ago.What is often most interesting about these films is the location shots,so that you can compare London of that era with the London of today.The film is full of actors familiar from that period,including one of my favourite actors of that time Eric Pohleman.He really was a superb villain.The fact that he had a continental accent meant that this made him sound even more sinister to the post war audiences.Also featured is Michael Brennan who must have beaten up more leading men than he had hot dinners.Kynaston Reeves who usually played Judges has a longer part than usual.In all a reasonably entertaining thriller


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