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Wait Until Dark -- Audrey Hepburn portrays a photographer's blind wife who is trapped in her apartment by an evil trio, ready to murder her to retrieve a heroin-filled doll hidden in her apartment.
Wait Until Dark -- A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment.


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Release Date:
26 October 1967 (USA) See more »
A blind woman plays a deadly game of survival See more »
A recently blinded woman is terrorized by a trio of thugs while they search for a heroin-stuffed doll they believe is in her apartment. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Classic Suspense with Legendary Actress See more (158 total) »


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Directed by
Terence Young 
Writing credits
Frederick Knott (play)

Robert Carrington (screenplay) &
Jane-Howard Hammerstein (screenplay) (as Jane-Howard Carrington)

Produced by
Mel Ferrer .... producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Charles Lang (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gene Milford 
Art Direction by
George Jenkins 
Set Decoration by
George James Hopkins 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bau .... makeup supervisor
Jean Burt Reilly .... supervising hair stylist
Production Management
Russell Llewellyn .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director
Art Department
John Barton .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Craig Binkley .... set dresser (uncredited)
Don Miller .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Ward Preston .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Everett A. Hughes .... sound (as Everett Hughes)
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt double (uncredited)
Music Department
Laurindo Almeida .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Caesar Giovannini .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano and organ (uncredited)
Pearl Kaufman .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... conductor (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Muzzy Marcellino .... musician: whistling (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Jimmy Rowles .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Bud Shank .... musician: woodwinds (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Raymond Turner .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Fred Coe .... stage producer
Doris DeHerdt .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Crayton Smith .... script supervisor trainee (uncredited)
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108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1968) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (certificate #21531) | West Germany:18 (nf) (original rating)

Did You Know?

Julie Herrod also played Gloria in the 1966 stage version.See more »
Continuity: During the final scene, the position of the red gasoline tank changes.See more »
[first lines]
Lisa:Come on Louis, come on!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Penny Dreadful (2005)See more »
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56 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
Classic Suspense with Legendary Actress, 11 April 2000
Author: (jiffyscott) from United States

I watched this movie out of sheer "desperation" -- I couldn't find any current movies on that I wanted to see or that I hadn't seen before, so I just ended up on the channel this film was on. It was fate!! What a fun, suspenseful film!!

If you have not seen Audrey Hepburn in a movie, see this and "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and you will *really* appreciate her talent and beauty. Also of mention is Alan Arkin. I read that critics didn't like his role as the heavy in this film when it was first released, but personally I think he is great in it -- intimidating and kitschy at the same time.

This film builds the suspense throughout perfectly. There is not a lull or a let-down to be found! Also, this has a twist ending and a classic suspense/horror plot element that has been done many times since, but not as well!

The Bottom Line: 4 1/2 Jiffy's Out of 5

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