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Eyes in the Night

1942

Blind detective Duncan Maclain is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma's 17-year old step-daughter.


Eyes in the Night is a 1942 American mystery film directed by Fred Zinnemann, based on Baynard Kendrick's 1941 novel The Odor of Violets and starring Edward Arnold (actor), Ann Harding and Donna Reed.
The film was followed by a sequel (also starring Arnold), The Hidden Eye.

Plot summary

Captain Duncan "Mac" Maclain is a formidable private detective who happens to be blind; but his other senses are sharper than average. He copes with his sight deficiency by being accompanied by a dog named Friday and a human assistant named Marty.
Mac is asked by his friend Norma to break up a romantic relationship between her seventeen-year-old step-daughter Barbara and a fifty-year-old actor. Mac finds the lover has been murdered and detects his body has been removed from the scene of the crime. The murder leads him to an Axis spy ring.

Differences from book

In the novel, Mac is a Government Intelligence Agent.

Cast

  • Edward Arnold (actor) as Duncan "Mac" Maclain
  • Ann Harding as Norma Lawry
  • Donna Reed as Barbara Lawry
  • Stephen McNally as Gabriel Hoffman
  • Allen Jenkins as Marty
  • Stanley Ridges as Hansen, Lawry's butler
  • Reginald Denny (actor) as Stephen Lawry
  • John Emery (actor) as Paul Gerente
  • Rosemary DeCamp as Vera Hoffman, Lawry's maid
  • Barry Nelson as Mr. Busch
  • Reginald Sheffield as Victor
  • Steven Geray as Mr. Anderson
  • Mantan Moreland as Alistair, Duncan's butler

Soundtrack


Reception

According to MGM records the film earned $513,000 in the US and Canada and $465,000 elsewhere, making the studio a profit of $230,000.< name="Mannix"/>



Category:1942 films
Category:1940s mystery films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:1940s crime films
Category:American mystery films
Category:American crime films
Category:Films directed by Fred Zinnemann
Category:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer films
Category:Films based on novels
Category:Detective films


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