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

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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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Enjoyable thriller
21 January 2000 | by hajefSee all my reviews

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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