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Release Date:
25 May 1966 (USA) See more »
Living Dangerously . . . and loving every minute of it! See more »
A New York psychiatrist is solicited by government agents in connection with a former patient of his who also happens to be a scientist wanted by certain foreign powers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rock Hudson ... Dr. Bartholomew Snow

Claudia Cardinale ... Vicky Vincenti

Jack Warden ... General Prat

Guy Stockwell ... James Fitzpatrick

Brad Dexter ... Detective Harrigan

Anne Seymour ... Smitty

Alejandro Rey ... Arthur Vincenti
Hari Rhodes ... Captain Davis

Vito Scotti ... Michaelangelo Vincenti
Angela Clarke ... Lavinia Vincenti
John Megna ... Mario Vincenti
Paul Comi ... Barker

Ned Glass ... Lippy

Mort Mills ... Homburg

Jack De Mave ... Homburg

Robert F. Simon ... Police Lieutenant (as Robert Simon)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Barry Cahill ... CIA Agent on Phone (uncredited)
Frank Campanella ... Police Officer (uncredited)

John Dennis ... Arresting Police Officer at night club (uncredited)

Bruce Glover ... Sailor in Cab (uncredited)

Charles Horvath ... Fitzpatrick's Henchman (uncredited)

Roy Jenson ... Goon (uncredited)

Morgan Jones ... FBI Agent Mr T. Nelson (uncredited)

Robert Karnes ... NSA Colonel on Phone (uncredited)

Ted Knight ... Dr. Bob Berford (uncredited)

Chuck Roberson ... Fitzpatrick's Henchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip Dunne 
Writing credits
Philip Dunne (screenplay) and
W.H. Menger (screenplay)

Lucille Fletcher (novel "Blindfold")

Produced by
Robert Arthur .... executive producer
Marvin Schwartz .... producer
Ernest B. Wehmeyer .... associate producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
Cinematography by
Joseph MacDonald (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Alexander Golitzen 
Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr.  (as John McCarthy)
George Milo 
Costume Design by
Jean Louis (gowns)
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Jack Freeman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Alberta Olds .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gladys Witten .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Edward Muhl .... executive in charge of production
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... unit production manager (as Wallace Worsley)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terence Nelson .... assistant director
Burt Astor .... assistant director (uncredited)
William S. Gilmore .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Virgil Clark .... set coordinator (uncredited)
Harry Ott .... props (uncredited)
Julius Rosenkrantz .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
William Russell .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
James R. Alexander .... sound (uncredited)
Bruce Smith .... sound (uncredited)
James V. Swartz .... sound (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte supervisor
Charles Horvath .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Duke Callaghan .... camera operator (uncredited)
Les Everson .... gaffer (uncredited)
George Hudder .... grip (uncredited)
Dean Paup .... grip (uncredited)
Frank Shugrue .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert C. Thomas .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Thomas Costich .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Grace Harris .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Peter V. Saldutti .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Other crew
Bert Steinberger .... dialogue coach
Bob Forrest .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"New York Express" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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102 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

After being kidnapped and blindfolded, Rock Hudson is driven past a lake with a gaggle of geese nearby. He later thinks this was the sound of the guests at a cocktail party - until he retraces his route and discovers the actual source of the sounds. This idea was borrowed by the producers of Sneakers in 1992 when Robert Redford is kidnapped, blindfolded, and also thinks the sound of the geese he passed while blindfolded where people at a cocktail party.See more »
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Referenced in Sneakers (1992)See more »


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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Kick in the right direction, 5 June 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Blindfold is a clever and entertaining film with an interesting moral to it about some folk's paranoid obsession with security. As lead Rock Hudson plays a psychiatrist he's in a perfect position to diagnose the problem. Can he find a cure though when security is compromised?

Hudson's practice includes some of New York's society bigwigs and he's quite the lady's man within that set. But one day he gets a call from a general in civilian attire played by Jack Warden who wants him to treat a former patient of his who is now a government scientist and who has had a nervous breakdown. But we can't let the Commies or anyone else know about it.

So Hudson is flown a couple hours to an old mansion where Alejandro Rey is being held and he does his psychiatrist thing and he's blindfolded as well. Two other people are concerned, Claudia Cardinale as Rey's sister who is telling the world about her brother's kidnapping and in point of fact he was. And there's the stuttering Guy Stockwell who convinces Hudson that Warden is a fake.

A great deal of the film is spent with poor Hudson trying to get answers to questions with no one 'authorized' to tell him. So who is real and who is fake, Warden or Stockwell? That you see the film for.

Blindfold is a delightful comedy and suspense film in the Hitchcock tradition. As is the mark of a good film, supporting the charming leads is a flawless cast of memorable performances. Besides those I've already mentioned there is Anne Seymour as Hudson's secretary, Brad Dexter as a thick as a brick NYPD detective, Vito Scotti and Angela Clarke as Cardinale and Rey's parents and a mule named Henry who gives the plot a kick in the right direction.

For fans of Rock Hudson and those who will be after seeing Blindfold.

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