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Eyes in the Night (1942)

Passed | | Crime, Mystery | 29 April 1943 (Mexico)
A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Director:

Fred Zinnemann

Writers:

Baynard Kendrick (book), Guy Trosper (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Duncan 'Mac' Maclain
Ann Harding ... Norma Lawry
Donna Reed ... Barbara Lawry
Stephen McNally ... Gabriel Hoffman (as Horace McNally)
Katherine Emery ... Cheli Scott
Allen Jenkins ... Marty
Stanley Ridges ... Hansen (as Stanley C. Ridges)
Reginald Denny ... Stephen Lawry
John Emery ... Paul Gerente
Rosemary DeCamp ... Vera Hoffman (as Rosemary de Camp)
Erik Rolf Erik Rolf ... Boyd
Barry Nelson ... Mr. Busch
Reginald Sheffield ... Victor
Steven Geray ... Mr. Anderson (as Steve Geray)
Mantan Moreland ... Alistair
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Storyline

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 <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

A Dark Labyrinth of Terror...And Murder!!! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[talking to Duncan Maclain's dog]
Alistar: 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]
Alistar: Why, you wolf!
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Followed by The Hidden Eye (1945) See more »

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Wicked Fun!
12 January 2008 | by rjtrulesSee all my reviews

If you're a dog lover like me, you'll find this one hard not to like! Good old "Friday" steals this show-with some able assistance from a very keen and rugged blind man. I found this one easy to follow and it kept my interest all the way. A really neat mix of intrigue, mystery, and humor to boot. Oh...and some espionage thrown in as is per this era's thematics. The gal who plays the enemy is quite wicked!

This is a murder mystery that will get you smiling! A fun and easy frolic minus a tangled plot that uses all the "senses". Oh, and a young Donna Reed.......not bad at all. This one makes Rin Tin Tin and Lassie look like amateurs!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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