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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 »
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Very confusing, but it's a good thriller with a good plot See more (148 total) »


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Directed by
Terence Young 
Writing credits
Frederick Knott (play)

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

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)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... conductor (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: woodwinds (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 »
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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)

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Audrey Hepburn's film residence is at 4 St. Luke's Place in Manhattan.See more »
Continuity: Gloria's hair changes from messy to tidy in between shots as she throws kitchen appliances on the ground.See more »
[first lines]
Lisa:Come on Louis, come on!
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36 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Very confusing, but it's a good thriller with a good plot, 17 February 2006
Author: patrick_dunne ( from United States

"Wait Until Dark" was recommended by a friend of mine because I complained that "Psycho" was good, but not thrilling enough. "Wait Until Dark" is a great thriller that works mostly because of it's story line and performances.

Audrey Hepburn plays a blind woman named Susie, whose husband is out. She doesn't know it, but she posses a doll full of heroin, and three men are working together to get it. Like some Hithcock thrillers such as "Rope" and "Rear Window," "Wait Until Dark" takes place in an apartment. Another similarity is that strange events happen that turn out to be very shocking!

The film is interesting because Susy alone figures out the trio's plan to take the doll. She works with he friend, Gloria, to unravel the plan. Twists and turns come and go throughout the film. The scariest, or most shocking one involves a telephone. I won't tell you what it is, but it made me gasp. The twists get a bit confusing at times, but they provide good shocks for the audience.

Audrey Hepburn does a good job of playing a blind woman, and knows exactly how to act.

Men come and go throughout her apartment, and it's up to the audience (and her) to figure out the plan.

Fans of this will also like: "Rear Window,"(1954) "Memento," (2000) and "Vertigo." (1958)

Feel free to send me a Private Message regarding this comment.

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