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Wait Until Dark (1967)
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Wait Until Dark (1967) In Montreal, Lisa brings a hand made doll stuffed with heroine to New York. However, in JFK Airport, she sees a stranger waiting for her and she asks the photographer passenger Sam Hendrix to keep the doll for her and she meets the stranger. A couple of days later, the small time crooks Mike Talman and his partner Sergeant Carlino are invited for a mysterious meeting in the apartment of Susy Hendrix. While in the apartment, they find the body of Lisa hidden in a wardrobe. Roat arrives and blackmails them with the fact that their fingerprints are everywhere in the apartment. They have to help him remove Lisa's body but Roat offers them a large amount of money to find the doll. When Susy returns, Mike pretends that he is an old friend, and Carlino and Roat pushes Susy in a sick game, trying to find where the doll might be.

Title: Wait Until Dark
Release Date: October 26, 1967
Runtime: 108 mins
Genre: Crime
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Color
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 7.8
Buried.com Rating: 8.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With W

MPAA Rating: Not Rated

Terence Young

Audrey Hepburn ...Susy Hendrix
Alan Arkin ...Roat / Roat Jr. / Roat Sr.
Richard Crenna ...Mike Talman
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ...Sam Hendrix
Jack Weston ...Carlino
Samantha Jones ...Lisa
Julie Herrod ...Gloria
Robby Benson ...Boy Tossing Ball
Jean Del Val ...The Old Man
Mel Ferrer ...French-Canadian Radio Speaker (voice)
Gary Morgan ...Teenage Boy on Street
Frank O'Brien ...Shatner
Bill Walters ...BG with Dog

Mel Ferrer

Frederick Knott
Robert Carrington
Jane Howard Carrington

Henry Mancini

Movie Trivia:
  • Produced by Audrey Hepburn's then-husband, actor Mel Ferrer. Working on this movie together was a last-chance attempt to save their marriage, which ended one year later, in 1968.
  • Audrey Hepburn's film residence is at 4 St. Luke's Place in Manhattan.
  • Audrey Hepburn and director Terence Young visited a school for the blind to learn more about the visually impaired. Hepburn learned enough Braille to appear to be reading and writing it, although she really isn't, a fact which wasn't apparent to audiences until home video, with rewind and freeze frames. Susy's use of Braille is a change from the Broadway script, where she uses things like sugar cubes to keep track of phone numbers. Writing phone numbers in Braille is a better real-world choice, and realistic touch, that developed from Hepburn's meeting with blind people.
  • Despite getting an Oscar nomination for this movie, Hepburn would not make another film until Robin and Marian.
  • The role that eventually went to Alan Arkin was difficult to cast because the producers couldn't find actors willing to be cast in such a villainous role - not only terrorizing a blind woman, but terrorizing beloved Audrey Hepburn to boot! Alan Arkin later went on to say how easy it was for him to get the role because of the reluctance of other actors to take it.
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