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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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20 June 2014 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

A blind man stumps by mistake into a murder and, as he doesn't know who, why or where, nobody believes him. The premise is interesting, but from there on the film spirals down and rapidly acquires a US made Republic Serial flavor, where the hero is again and again getting deliberately into trouble with the baddies but luckily --as the baddies aren't that clever either-- saving his neck again and again. The hero breaks and enters and breaks and enters, and he is so lucky --did I mention he is lucky?-- that twice he easily finds decisive clues that the baddies --did I mention they weren't clever?-- left carelessly around for him to find. Everything but going to the police; obviously, that would be too absurd. We all know that amateur detectives are always much more competent than Scotland Yard's trained detectives. To help, all the time Reed is walking around carrying a marmoreal face that seems to scream: "look how handsome I am". Perhaps to compensate all this beauty, the female lead is quite plain and, in the final take, she looks downright ugly. I had much higher expectations, especially being this a British film. (Perhaps because the most recent British film of that era I watched was "Obsession"... and that is entirely another matter.)


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