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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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Frederick Knott (play)
Robert Carrington (screenplay)
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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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Directed by
Terence Young 
Writing credits
Frederick Knott (play)

Robert 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)
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?

The role that eventually went to Alan Arkin was difficult to cast because the producers couldn't find actors willing to be cast in such a villainous role - not only terrorizing a blind woman, but terrorizing beloved Audrey Hepburn to boot! Alan Arkin later went on to say how easy it was for him to get the role because of the reluctance of other actors to take it.See more »
Continuity: While Carlino 'investigates' at Susy's apartment, the blinds change between opened and closed in a few shots.See more »
[first lines]
Lisa:Come on Louis, come on!
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63 out of 98 people found the following review useful.
The Ultimate Thriller, 21 November 2000
Author: LahaiRoi from Marion, IN

"Wait Until Dark" has lasted for 23 years as one of the scariest movies ever made. Audrey is fabulous as a blind woman who is harassed by three men trying to find an object in her apartment without her noticing. The cinematography is excellent, especially at the end when the audience is practically struck blind as well. A wonderful choice for viewing on a dark night.

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Roger Ebert gave this ZERO stars?!!?!? eleen-1
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Were people actually watching this movie or what?!! ClassicsCaper
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