Review: ‘Wait Until Dark’

Wait until Dark, based on Frederick Knott's legit hit, emerges as an excellent suspense drama, effective in casting, scripting, direction and genuine emotional impact. Audrey Hepburn stars as the not-so-helpless blind heroine, in a superior performance.

Wait until Dark, based on Frederick Knott’s legit hit, emerges as an excellent suspense drama, effective in casting, scripting, direction and genuine emotional impact. Audrey Hepburn stars as the not-so-helpless blind heroine, in a superior performance.

Plot turns on a supposedly hapless femme protagonist, an accident-blinded Hepburn. Hubby Efrem Zimbalist Jr has made his wife self-sufficient and reasonably able to fend for herself in their apartment home.

Zimbalist accidentally plays into the hands of heroin-smuggling Samantha Jones who plants a dope-loaded doll in his possession. Alan Arkin disposes of Jones, then hires Richard Crenna and Jack Weston to intimidate Hepburn into surrendering the doll.

1967: Nomination: Best Actress (Audrey Hepburn)

Wait Until Dark

Production

Warner. Director Terence Young; Producer Mel Ferrer; Screenplay Robert Carrington, Jane-Howard Carrington; Camera Charles Lang; Editor Gene Milford; Music Henry Mancini; Art Director George Jenkins

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 107 MIN.

With

Audrey Hepburn Alan Arkin Richard Crenna Efrem Zimbalist Jr Jack Weston Samantha Jones
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