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Faces in the Dark (1960)

When Richard Hammond is blinded by an explosion, his wife Christiane is forced to reconsider her plan to leave him for another man.

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John Gregson ...
Richard Hammond
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Christiane Hammond
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Max Hammond
Michael Denison ...
David Merton
Tony Wright ...
Clem
Nanette Newman ...
Janet
Valerie Taylor ...
Miss Hopkins
Roland Bartrop ...
French Doctor (as Rowland Bartrop)
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Businessman and inventor Richard Hammond is determined to develop and market the perfect light-bulb. In a freak lab accident he is blinded and suffers a partial breakdown. His wife, partner and brother take him to his country house, but then Hammond starts to suspect all is not what it seems. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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2 September 1964 (USA)  »

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Ansikten i mörkret  »

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This was Michael Denison's last film until Shadowlands (1993), which was his final film overall, 33 years later. See more »

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Richard Hammond: You know what they say, don't you? Only cats and blind men can see in the dark...
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Tension and mystery throughout
18 April 2014 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I was staggered to read some of the other reviews of this film, as I found it to be one of the best mystery thrillers it has been my pleasure to see. From start to finish, this is a film which does not flag, which remains taut and full of suspense throughout, and which keeps the viewer endlessly and tensely speculating about just what is going on : is the blinded Mr Hammond just paranoid, or is he really likely to be murdered ? That is perhaps the main question, but there are other related issues which keep the viewer on tenterhooks, and the overall result is an excellent hour and a half's viewing. All good things come to an end, as they say, and this film certainly comes to an end that one never could see coming !


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