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Blackout (1950)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | September 1950 (UK)
A man suffering from temporary blindness accidentally walks into a house where a murder has just occurred. The killers, realizing he's blind, decide not to kill him but just knock him out ... See full summary »

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Robert S. Baker

Writers:

John Gilling (screenplay), Carl Nystrom (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maxwell Reed ... Chris Pelley
Dinah Sheridan ... Pat Dale
Patric Doonan Patric Doonan ... Chalky
Kynaston Reeves Kynaston Reeves ... Mr. Dale
Annette D. Simmonds Annette D. Simmonds ... Lila Drew (as Annette Simmonds)
Eric Pohlmann ... Otto
Michael Evans ... Guy Sinclair
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Mickey
Ernest Butcher Ernest Butcher ... Benny
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ... Inspector
Madoline Thomas Madoline Thomas ... Housekeeper
Basil Appleby Basil Appleby ... Norman Dale
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ... Dr. Langley (as Ronald Leigh Hunt)
Pat Metcalfe Pat Metcalfe ... Maid
Ida Patlanski Ida Patlanski ... Postmistress
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Storyline

A man suffering from temporary blindness accidentally walks into a house where a murder has just occurred. The killers, realizing he's blind, decide not to kill him but just knock him out and leave him out on the street. When the police find him they don't believe his story because they can't find a body. After he regains his sight he sets out to find the body and the killers, and runs into a woman who is looking for her missing brother, who may or may not be the murder victim. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1950 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Tempean Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Feature debut of Ronald Leigh-Hunt. See more »

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Remade as Blind Spot (1958) See more »

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28 March 2006 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Thanks to some new channels on satellite we are now able to view again many British crime thrillers from the 40s and 50s which were last shown on BBC or ITV about 30 years ago.What is often most interesting about these films is the location shots,so that you can compare London of that era with the London of today.The film is full of actors familiar from that period,including one of my favourite actors of that time Eric Pohleman.He really was a superb villain.The fact that he had a continental accent meant that this made him sound even more sinister to the post war audiences.Also featured is Michael Brennan who must have beaten up more leading men than he had hot dinners.Kynaston Reeves who usually played Judges has a longer part than usual.In all a reasonably entertaining thriller


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