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Faces in the Dark (1960)

Businessman and inventor Richard Hammond is determined to develop and market the perfect light-bulb. In a freak lab accident he is blinded and suffers a partial breakdown. His wife, partner... See full summary »

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David Eady

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Ephraim Kogan (screenplay), John Tully (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Gregson ... Richard Hammond
Mai Zetterling ... Christiane Hammond
John Ireland ... Max Hammond
Michael Denison ... David Merton
Tony Wright ... Clem
Nanette Newman ... Janet
Valerie Taylor ... Miss Hopkins
Roland Bartrop Roland Bartrop ... French Doctor (as Rowland Bartrop)
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Businessman and inventor Richard Hammond is determined to develop and market the perfect light-bulb. In a freak lab accident he is blinded and suffers a partial breakdown. His wife, partner and brother take him to his country house, but then Hammond starts to suspect all is not what it seems. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

2 September 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ansikten i mörkret See more »

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Mono (Westrex)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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This was Michael Denison's last film until Shadowlands (1993), which was his final film overall, 33 years later. See more »

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Richard Hammond: You know what they say, don't you? Only cats and blind men can see in the dark...
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Effective, but obscure black and white thriller
16 November 2006 | by mb014f2908See all my reviews

I finally got to watch this film on a scratchy DVD from a VHS copy bought off ebay- so the sound quality was muted at times, but i've tried to see it for years and failed. It is a good taut little thriller, on a moderate budget but well acted (everyone is suitably mysterious and two-faced) though John Gregson had to work very hard to convince as the tough, unpleasant workaholic boss (he just looks too affable). His dilemma, after an accident blinds him, gave me a few empathetic shivers and that dilemma is what kept my attention right through to the unexpected ending. There are some genuinely creepy moments,and an initially unsympathetic main character makes headway in conjuring our sympathy.

Enjoyable and should be better known.


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