Wait Until Dark (1967)

Terence Young directs Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna in this home invasion thriller where three crooks con their way into a blind lady’s apartment.

A very obvious adaptation of a stage play – the campier aspects are more pleasing than the smart stuff. The villains plan to recover a doll full of heroin is so arduous and convoluted it has zero chance of ever working. Hepburn’s straight performance as the best student at “blind school” is as cute as a button. Believable? No! But gloriously saccharine and sincere. The late sixties lingo and culture clash varnish feels particularly slapdash. Yet it kills an evening nicely… Henry Mancini’s score is surprisingly creepy.


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