In 1936, seven prisoners escape from a concentration camp. Nazis put up seven crosses for demonstrative executions. The story focuses on one of the fugitives, who relies on own courage and compassion of people to avoid the seventh cross.
A classic film featuring a boy who is able to hear what the racehorses at the track are thinking. Using his knowledge of their moods, he figures out how well they will run, and tells his ... See full summary »
Jackie 'Butch' Jenkins,
Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter. When the old beau is found murdered, Norma is the chief suspect until Duncan (aided by his guide-dog Friday) pays a visit to her home and uncovers a plot to steal her husband's military secrets for the enemy.Written by
Ron Kerrigan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This was the first film in what was meant to be to be a mystery franchise focused on blind detective "Mac" MacLain (Edward Arnold) who solved murders with the help of his seeing eye dog, Friday. When the second entry, The Hidden Eye, failed to elicit enough interest, M-G-M ended the series. See more »
When the butler/enemy agent Hansen confronts Duncan MacLean loudly playing the organ in the middle of the night, Hansen ruffles his own hair to appear as if he has been sleeping and just awakened - although he knows that MacLean cannot see his appearance. See more »
[talking to Duncan Maclain's dog]
I'm off to the Harlem Squash and Tennis Club to meet my dream girl.
[Alistar opens the door and the dog flattens him to pursue a female canine in the street]
Why, you wolf!
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Happened on this movie entirely by chance, while skipping through the limited offers on local daytime TV. Decided to sit it out (I'm a sucker for 1930s and 40s black-and-white films) and was very pleased I did. This movie is a thriller of sorts, and it has a major twist: it features a blind detective - quite convincingly, I must add, since he has a very smart (scene-stealing) seeing-eye dog to help him. The story has enough action, suspense, and surprises to keep the viewer interested until the very end. It isn't Hitchcock, but it's very nicely done. Recommended.
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