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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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Director:
Writers:
Frederick Knott (play)
Robert Carrington (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 October 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A blind woman plays a deadly game of survival See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great thriller, great acting, great music, great directing. See more (147 total) »

Cast

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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)
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
108 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
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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Trivia:
The red sports car driven off by Suzy's friend is a Triumph TR3.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Suzy sends Carlino to check the back windows for broken glass he makes a mess with the blinds (parts open, part closed etc.). The camera from the living room immediately shows the blinds smooth again. Move into the bedroom and the blinds are a mess, as he left them. When he comes back out of the bathroom, they speak for a moment. The next shot is from the living room, which shows the blinds miraculously smooth once again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Lisa:Come on Louis, come on!
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Soundtrack:
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60 out of 86 people found the following review useful.
Great thriller, great acting, great music, great directing., 7 July 2000
Author: Semih from Seattle, WA

My title sums it all. I was very surprised at how good this film was. I found it very similar to a movie like "Rear Window". One other person's comments was titled "The best Hitchcock film that Hitchcock never made". It think that is very true. Most of the film is shot within this basement apartment unit. And the thriller is so great because of Hepburn being blind and these three bad guys freely walking into her unit and introducing themselves as her husband's friends, or police, or some neighbour. But they all forget one thing: She uses her ears like no regular person does, she doesn't need eyes. But that is where the thriller kicks in. Sometimes it is pretty painful for us to watch (us who can see) because she seems so vulnerable. Wrapping around of all this is Henry Mancini's music. He is using a technique that he also used in the film "Night Visitor" where there is this melody on the keyboard and after everynote there is the detuned note following it. Pretty cool effect. One thing I didn't get though, There is a scene where the room looks pretty dark and Alan Arkin still has his sun glasses on. I loved this film, 10 out of 10.

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