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Patricia Dainton ...
Jane Pringle
Conrad Phillips ...
Inspector Coates
Madge Ryan ...
Mrs. Finch
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The Intruder
Enid Lorimer ...
Mrs. Temple
Richard O'Sullivan ...
Don Theobald
Stuart Saunders ...
Mr. Finch
Noel Trevarthen ...
Sgt. Jones
Maureen O'Reilly ...
Sophie Trellan
Ian Colin ...
Supt. Thompson
Larry Burns ...
Carter
Ann Wrigg ...
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A killer breaks into an apartment to steal a valuable brooch. He kills an old woman, but in fleeing he encounters a young woman on the stairs. In the films most memorable scene, he discovers she is blind! He sneaks past, but she reaches out and feels his coat. This is the only clue the police have. Later, the killer returns to silence her permanently. Written by Anonymous

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With every step she sensed TERROR!

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December 1959 (UK)  »

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Zeuge im Dunkeln  »

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First released in England in 1959 as a Second feature. In 1961, the film aired on American television on the show Kraft Mystery Theater. The next year it won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best television episode. See more »

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Edited into Kraft Mystery Theater: Witness in the Dark (1961) See more »

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Patricia Dainton Sparkles
22 December 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's not the length of the film but how effective it is to the viewer."Witness in the Dark" is no exception and is a classic Briish cast "B" feature such as one saw in the 1950s along with Pathe News, a Cartoon and of course the big feature film.I am 70 years old and can well remember going to the cinema then to see the aforementioned full programme.Nigel Green who played "The Intruder" in this film, I remember playing a patient recovering from a broken arm in the 1956 film "Reach for the Sky" who accompanied Douglas Bader (Kenneth More) to a cafeteria with another recovering R.A.F. pilot (Jack Watling) in a 20s Bentley.

The subject film is a cracking thriller, well written, well cast and well directed which held my attention.There is a hint at the end that the police inspector may have had amatory intentions on Patricia Dainton's character.We want her to have a happy life after losing her fiancé and her sight in a car accident in France 5 years before.A Good production with minimal cost, I rated it 7/10.


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