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The Hidden Eye (1945)

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

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Richard Whorf

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George Harmon Coxe (screenplay), Harry Ruskin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Capt. Duncan Maclain
Frances Rafferty ... Jean Hampton
Ray Collins ... Phillip Treadway
Paul Langton ... Barry Gifford
William 'Bill' Phillips William 'Bill' Phillips ... Marty Corbett
Thomas E. Jackson ... Insp. Delaney (as Thomas Jackson)
Morris Ankrum ... Ferris
Robert Lewis ... Stormvig
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Kossovsky
Sondra Rodgers Sondra Rodgers ... Helen Roberts
Theodore Newton ... Gibbs - Chauffeur
Jack Lambert ... Louie
Raymond Largay Raymond Largay ... Arthur Hampton (as Ray Largay)
Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper ... Alistair
Byron Foulger ... Burton Lorrison
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Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

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New adventures of the blind detective and his seeing eye dog!

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Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Det dolda ögat See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Maclain's stated fee of $25,000 for solving the case would equate to almost $350,000 in 2018. See more »

Goofs

When Barry goes to turn on the lights in Uncle Rodney's office (about five minutes into the film), there is a slight delay between when he flips the switch by the door and when the lights come on in the room. See more »

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Follows Eyes in the Night (1942) See more »

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Modestly entertaining B-film about the blind detective...
17 September 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

As a genial blind detective, EDWARD ARNOLD chuckles his way through his familiar role as the man whose keen mind and senses detect things that a man with eyesight cannot possibly see. In this particular mystery, the murderer is revealed halfway through and the suspense lies in wondering how Arnold will get on his scent.

WILLIAM PHILLIPS has a good supporting role as his assistant who's assigned to test some perfumes. His scene at a perfume counter is the film's only solid comic moment and he shares it with the unbilled and unknown AUDREY TOTTER as an amused clerk. FRANCES RAFFERTY is the pretty leading lady, a woman about to inherit a huge fortune upon the death of her wealthy uncle. The crime is planted on her fiancé and it's up to Arnold to find a way to reveal the true murderer.

JACK LAMBERT makes a good thug, but Edward Arnold's bland portrayal of the amiable blind man is a bit tedious after awhile. Overall, it's pretty mild stuff.


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