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Eyes in the Night (1942)

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 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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Startling as a Scream! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Ojos en la noche See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were: Fred Walburn, Robert Winkler, Walter Tetley, Cliff Danielson and Frances Rafferty. In addition, a contemporary news item listed Hal Le Sueur and William Bailey as cast members, but they were not in the movie either. See more »

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[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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Great Wartime Thriller
24 August 2004 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

Edward Arnold plays a blind detective asked to look into the murder of an actor. Very quickly things become complicated as Arnold realizes that there are sinister forces at work that are not run of the mill.

This is a great thriller. I would love to say mystery, except that the mystery is solved about a third of the way through. Granted there are other details to work out, but the mystery is effectively over. Thats not to say you won't be sitting on the edge of your seat, you will. Arnold is an imposing figure and its a joy to watch this "helpless" man turn the tables on all of those around him. We in the audience know he's far from helpless, having witnessed the opening judo lesson, so we know whats in store for those who think they can get the upper hand on him.

The film isn't perfect. There are a few contrived bits and the end is rushed, still its 80 minutes well spent. The highest praise I can think of is if you're like me you'll probably wish there was more with this character. (Actually there is one more film, made three years later called the Hidden Eye, unfortunately that was it)

8 out of 10


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