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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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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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Although John Ireland plays John Gregson's younger brother in this film, he was, in fact, five years Gregson's senior. 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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Has potential but not fulfilled enough.
6 September 2019 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

I was expecting something a bit different with this film, judging by its premise. Alas, my expectations weren't fulfilled. The plot about a blind man who fears for his life, has some promise but the director made an awkward job of it. The narrative is almost threadbare and one or two characters have little to do. Thank goodness for John Gregson though, he saves this film from being a complete disappointment. His performance is what held my attention, he is effectively cast against type. Usually, Gregson's on-screen persona is usually that of someone rather mild-mannered. In "Faces in the Dark," he is the exact opposite. I did like the photography, especially when the lighting was reduced for dramatic effect. The shot of John Gregson stumbling about in the countryside, in the dark and on his own is quite atmospheric. A rather predictable conclusion doesn't help this film at all but at least the ending wasn't downbeat.


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Release Date:

2 September 1964 (USA) See more »

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Ansikten i mörkret See more »

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1.66 : 1
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