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The Hidden Eye (1945)

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

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Richard Whorf

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George Harmon Coxe (screenplay), Harry Ruskin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Capt. Duncan Maclain
Frances Rafferty ... Jean Hampton
Ray Collins ... Phillip Treadway
Paul Langton ... Barry Gifford
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Marty Corbett
Thomas E. Jackson Thomas E. Jackson ... Insp. Delaney (as Thomas Jackson)
Morris Ankrum ... Ferris
Robert Lewis ... Stormvig
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Kossovsky
Sondra Rodgers Sondra Rodgers ... Helen Roberts
Theodore Newton ... Gibbs - Chauffeur
Jack Lambert ... Louie
Raymond Largay Raymond Largay ... Arthur Hampton (as Ray Largay)
Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper ... Alistair
Byron Foulger ... Burton Lorrison
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Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

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New adventures of the blind detective and his seeing eye dog!

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Express See more »

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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You may recognize Ray Collins, who appears here as Phillips Treadway. Collins is best-remembered for playing Lieutenant Tragg in 241 episodes of the classic courtroom drama Perry Mason. See more »

Goofs

When Barry goes to turn on the lights in Uncle Rodney's office (about five minutes into the film), there is a slight delay between when he flips the switch by the door and when the lights come on in the room. See more »

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Follows Eyes in the Night (1942) See more »

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For a B-detective film, it's well above average
21 September 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I love old B-detective films such as Charlie Chan, The Saint, Boston Blackie and The Falcon. In addition to these very popular series, MGM tried to make a string of films starring veteran character actor Edward Arnold as a blind ex-police captain who now investigates crimes on his own. Unfortunately, while I really liked the first two films of the series, there must not have been much interest as MGM killed the series and only ended up making the two.

What a shame, as I found them charming and innovative--something that is lacking in most films of the genre. I liked Arnold's easygoing manner (though my wife felt he laughed too much) and his guide dog, Friday, was a great sidekick--practically stealing the show. The plots were creative, the supporting acting very good and the production values many steps above lower budget Bs. About the only thing that was a deficit was the use of stunt doubles. All too often, it was VERY obvious that it was not the rotund and middle-aged Arnold but a younger and thinner man with significantly more hair! In this regard, it reminded me a lot of the work done on the original STAR TREK television series--where it was obviously NOT Kirk, Spock or McCoy in the action scenes.

By the way, if you get a chance, try seeing the first film (EYES IN THE NIGHT). It's really funny watching Arnold's character deliberately trying to be super-obnoxious and irritating!


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