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Blindfold (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 7 November 1966 (UK)
A New York psychiatrist is solicited by government agents in connection with a former patient of his who also happens to be a scientist wanted by certain foreign powers.

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writers:

Philip Dunne (screenplay), W.H. Menger (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rock Hudson ... Dr. Bartholomew Snow
Claudia Cardinale ... Vicky Vincenti
Jack Warden ... General Prat
Guy Stockwell ... James Fitzpatrick
Brad Dexter ... Detective Harrigan
Anne Seymour ... Smitty
Alejandro Rey ... Arthur Vincenti
Hari Rhodes ... Captain Davis
Vito Scotti ... Michaelangelo Vincenti
Angela Clarke ... Lavinia Vincenti
John Megna ... Mario Vincenti
Paul Comi ... Barker
Ned Glass ... Lippy
Mort Mills ... Homburg
Jack De Mave ... Homburg
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Storyline

Dr. Bartholomew Snow, a psychiatrist, is treating a man with emotional problems who, it turns out, is a brilliant scientist being pursued by different international powers and their operatives. Snow soon finds himself caught in the middle and out of desperation, he falls in with a mysterious and beautiful woman named Vicky Vincenti. But is she helping him, or is she yet another sinister figure out to manipulate him? Written by Alfred Jingle

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Behind the Blindfold is the greatest security trap ever devised. A blind alley 1500 miles wide. 2000 miles long. And paved with deadly danger! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

7 November 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Misión secreta See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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After being kidnapped and blindfolded, Rock Hudson (I) is driven past a lake with a gaggle of geese nearby. He later thinks this was the sound of the guests at a cocktail party--until he retraces his route and discovers the actual source of the sounds. This idea was borrowed by the producers of Sneakers (1992) when Robert Redford (I) is kidnapped, blindfolded and also thinks the sound of the geese he passed while blindfolded were people at a cocktail party. See more »

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Vicky drives the van into a lake thinking it's not deep, she steps out and is up to her neck in water. Bartholomew jumps out and the water is up to his armpits. Seeing a boy approaching he scrambles up the bank and runs to the boy but now only his sleeves and chest look wet. Vicky comes up behind him and there's no water dripping off her. Afterr speaking to the boy they turn and run past the camera and you can see that they're now both dry. See more »

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Referenced in Sneakers (1992) See more »

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Took off the blindfold and saw de-light
9 December 2005 | by rogertaylor1947See all my reviews

Channel 5 TV in Britain showed this film today 09/12/05 and I was very taken and surprised what a delightful and deftly made film it was/is. It was entertaining and though not deep you always sensed that all was not what it appeared to be and there would be a sting in the "tale".

Being blindfolded would never seem to portend a good omen a would always be an indication of undergoing a pretty serious experience though it's a way of you not seeing too much so that it may possibly portend eventual survival .

Seeing blindfolded men these days seem to be a prelude for having your head sawn off whilst still alive, a la Iraq, so there is always in this situation which carries a serious thread even it is interwoven with a comic touch and a dry sense of humour as is this film and the film is a success: an accomplished weave of dynamic and contrasting interplay of humour and seriousness: walking that particular tightrope is an act were you can easily fall off long before you reach the finish at the other end: too much rope for some films but this one skips there easily.


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