Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wait Until Dark

One of my favorite movies of the sixties was 1967's WAIT UNTIL DARK starring Audrey Hepburn and Alan Arkin. It began life, however, as a stage play in 1966. Lee Remick starred in the US while Honor Blackman took the role of the "world champion blind lady" in the even more successful UK version.

It's a simple but suspenseful story of a resourceful blind woman who is preyed upon in her own apartment by three men attempting to recover heroin that has accidentally come into her possession. The climax is played onstage in the dark when the protagonist turns off the lights to even the odds.

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