Wait Until Dark

Synopsis: Susy was recently blinded and recently married. Susy's husband, Sam, is asked to hold a doll for a woman he doesn't know as they get off an airplane. The woman disappears. Later, she's found dead by her former associates, Mike and Carlino, small-time hoods, in Susy's basement apartment. (Both occupants of the apartment are then absent.) The doll woman's newer partner in crime, Harry Rote, who murdered her for self-dealing, presses Mike and Carlino into a scheme to recover the doll, which contains a fortune in smuggled heroin. After disposing of the body, the thugs return while Susy is present to continue their search. They assume Susy's blindness will enable them to search her apartment under her very nose for the doll. In Sam's absence, Mike pretends to be an old friend of Sam's, while the three together spin for Susy a story of a murder investigation of her husband from which only the finding of the missing doll can save him. Rote is a predator, and his stalking of Susy becomes ever
Genre: Thriller
Director(s): Terence Young
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
108 min

-Go on.

-Lisa gave the doll to a man named Hendrix.

She met him on the plane from Montreal.

Lisa's friendly.


Somebody waiting for her,

she hadn't expected...

...so Hendrix brought it home here.

Hendrix? Who's he?


Mr. Clean. A photographer.

Looks like he has a wife. Where's she?


She goes to school.

Come on. This is a hell of a place

to be talking.

Don't panic, sergeant.

-Why not?

-Because it's arranged. lt's all arranged.

By you?

Photographer Hendrix is in his studio

waiting to photograph a certain Miss Lejiana.

But a little while ago,

her male secretary phoned...

...very efficient, very humble,

grovelingly polite...

...to say that she had been delayed.

-He's terrific.

-Last night, Lisa called up about the doll...

...but Mr. Hendrix couldn't find it.

He looked all over for it,

but he couldn't find it.

Doesn't that strike you odd?

lt strikes me odd too, Mr. Talman.

-Was he lying?

-l don't know, but we're gonna find out.

Now, look around.

Familiarize yourself with the place.

We're coming back here tomorrow.

And the doll is here, you're sure?

Lisa and l checked earlier.

We didn't see it. lt's here, though.

Did you look in here?

Well, anyway, we don't work safes.

l know, but you talk, and that's why

you've been invited to this party...

...to talk your way into that big,

black safe, sergeant.

-There's a locked closet in the bedroom.

-Not there. Just clothes.

-How do you know?

-l looked.

-You got the key?

-lt's on the ledge above the door.

No, it isn't.

They must have taken it with them.

Lock the closet when they

don't bolt the front door?

They're strange people.

They lose dolls.

l think you just made a mistake.

l'd like the key.

Well, if you--

All right, fat man, over there.

Both of you through the door, backwards.

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