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Blind: Minor Films   no photo.
TitleNight Walker, The (1964)
Alternative/Original TitleThe Dream Killer
DisabilityBlind
CountryUSA
Length86
GenreThriller
Rating2
DirectorWilliam Castle
CastRobert Taylor Barbara Stanwyck
NotesB/W Very obvious in its attempts to be scary. A young woman is married to an older and blind man. His eyes are clearly damaged. He overhears his wife talking in her sleep about a man she appears to love. His jealousy grows. There is a heavy emphasis on his being blind "I'm not helpless, yet." "I've created a world of sounds." The film begins with a rather tedious exposition and tutorial in how a blind person 'sees'. The old guy accuses his lawyer (Robert Taylor) of being the man his wife dreams about. She has a row with her husband and rushes out of the house. Behind her smoke envelopes the staircase and as the husband goes into a room there is an explosion. An arson investigator locks the room. The wife won't go back to the house but she still has nightmares. She moves into a room behind a hairdresser's salon. There is an odd disjointed effect to the story's progress at this point. In fact everything turns out to be a set-up by the lawyer to get the old man's money. He has altered the will to make him the beneficiary which he could do because the old man was blind. As if. The story is really that corny. Robert Taylor is as wooden as they grow them. And even Stanwyck is sprouting branches. At least we might say the blind man does appear blind but I think the disfigurement around his eyes is to make him look unattractive. Watch out for Stanwyck going into the house wearing flat shoes and once inside wearing heels. It might keep you awake.

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