Monday, November 10, 2014

Wait Until Dark 1967

Wait Until Dark

Sam and a woman are together on a plane, when they land, the woman asks him to hold a doll for her.  Sam's wife, Susy, was recently blinded in a car accident and they have just recently married.  Mike and Carlino are small time hoods working with the woman from the plane.  They find her dead in Susy’s basement.  Mike pretends to be an old friend of Sam and he plans to search Susy’s apartment along with Carlino and their new partner Harry.  They think because Susy is blind, they can search while she is home.  The doll is worth a lot of money because it is stuffed with a fortune in smuggled heroin.
The three thugs are morons and it's difficult to see them in action.  Even though Susy is blind, she can still sense, hear and feel.  I'm not sure they could put one over on a department store mannequin and there is a lot of overacting!!  2 1/2* (This movie is so-so)  

108 min, Crime directed by Terence Young with Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston, Samantha Jones, Julie Herrod.
Note:  Imdb 7.9 out of 10, 94% critic 91% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3 ½*.
Special Note:  Audrey Hepburn received an Academy award nomination for her performance.  Also, her character unscrews the bulbs from her lamps and she breaks the bulbs she cannot reach.  I know the lighted bulbs would burn her hands if she tried to remove them?

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