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Friday, 14 October 2016

WAIT UNTIL DARK [1967]

Olde Tyme 007 director Terence Young enlists Audrey Hepburn in her last film before semi-retirement for the suspenseful thriller Wait Until Dark.
Hepburn portrays a blind woman who's life is invaded by three dangerous crooks searching her home for a doll filled with heroin.
The film is a bit dated and takes it time getting to where it needs to but once it gets going the guessing game it becomes is a gripping delight.  If you're willing to accept that the whole set-up is the definition of an 'Idiot Plot' then it can be pretty fun, especially when you revel in Alan Arkin's nasty piece of work villain that is two steps away from twiddling his mustache.  If not for it's inventively tense climax the film might not be so fairly remembered but it's a great little yarn nevertheless.

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