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Audrey Hepburn's WAIT UNTIL DARK Movie Review
Wait Until Dark, A Very Suspenseful Psychological Thriller
Trapped in a New York apartment is a blind woman played by Audrey Hepburn who single handedly faces three men determined to retrieve a heroin-filled doll, which has come into her home accidentally.
A suspenseful, psychological thriller. A thriller with little in the way of blood and gore. An excellent, edge-of-your seat movie.
On this page, you will find more information about Audrey Hepburn's Wait Until Dark. You will find reviews by both ordinary movie watchers like you and I as well as reviews by the experts. You will also find the original movie trailer.
the role you're going to remember,
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Wait Until Dark Movie Trailer
Wait Until Dark Movie Facts
- ACTORS: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Jack Weston
- DIRECTORS: Terence Young
- RATED: NR (Not Rated)
- STUDIO: Warner Home Video
- ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE: 1967
- DVD RELEASE DATE: August 5, 2003
- RUN TIME: 108 minutes
- FORMAT: Wait Until Dark is available on VHS videotape and DVD but not on blu-ray.
Wait Until Dark Plot
Wait Until Dark is a film version of a stage play that features a blind woman, con artist and a doll filled with heroin. Hepburn is gifted a doll that is filled with heroin and the bad guys want that doll back. They win up visiting and terrorizing Hepburn. It turns out, however, that she is quite capable of defending herself.
Wait Until Dark Reviews
Reviews include comments about this being a very scary movie when it came out and that people went away haunted by the movie. Audrey Hepburn was simply fantastic in her role. Wait Until Dark is a scary movie of the suspenseful sort rather than of the gore or slasher type.
Beverly Kaynes says, "Here is a thriller sure to make the hair on the back of your neck stand upright."
- Wait Until Dark Review by New York Times
But once this build-up is accomplished-once the sinister plot is launched and the young woman suddenly realizes that she has been duped and is in grave peril-the shock and suspense of the situation hit the audience with almost the same force, I'd ima
- Wait Until Dark Movie Review by Slant Magazine
Audrey Hepburn was awarded her fifth Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Suzy Hendrix, a recently blinded NYC housewife whose husband is determined to make "the world's champion blind lady" out of her.
- Wait Until Dark Movie Review & Information From Wikipedia
Hepburn was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress, and Zimbalist was nominated for a Globe in the supporting category. The film ranked tenth on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments for its riveting climax.
Wait Until Dark Rated
Is Wait Until Dark Appropriate For Children?
As a 1967 movie, this one comes, unfortunately UNRATED.
The idea of the movie is certainly great for tweens looking to watch horror movies but I am not sure if it is appropriate or not. If I were looking for a scary movie for a child in the tween age bracket, I love the idea of one that is suspense filled rather than gore and blood filled.
In the case of Wait Until Dark, I am sure a 16-year old would be fine. A 12-year old, I'm not so sure. I know 12-year olds have often seen a lot of murder and mayhem in today's blockbuster movies but that is somehow different than the tenseness that exists in this movie. Besides being extremely tense, Wait Until Dark also contains violence and the violence does occur to real people. My children always found that harder to deal with.
Remember that Wait Until Dark features an ending which is considered one of the MOST INTENSELY FRIGHTENING in movie history. There are also several deaths including a man being run over by a car several times and a couple of stabbings. Most of this action happens off screen but happens nevertheless.
I searched in vain online for information or any sort in terms of age guidelines for Wait Until Dark but could find almost none. Therefore, this is one of those movies that I feel you should watch BEFORE you allow your tweens to view it.
Wait Until Dark Movie Soundtrack Review - Henry Mancini's eerie, frightening and unsettling movie score for Wait Until Dark.
Henry Mancini's movie score is exactly what you would expect for a phsychological thriller like Wait Until Dark. This soundtrack is considered some of his best work but it was not released for more than 40 years.
"...the fight between Roat and Suzy is incredible - dark, throbbing, insistent and unforgettable. Then the tension is relieved with a soft and sweet piece that tells you everything will be OK. Amazing that this score was kept under wraps and not released until quite recently." ~ N. North
Watching WAIT UNTIL DARK?
Then TURN OUT all the lights.
Movie theatres in 1967 did.
I won't tell you why
but it will be worth it...
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