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WAIT UNTIL DARK (rare 35mm print)

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

WAIT UNTIL DARK (rare 35mm print)

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WAIT UNTIL DARK

(Terence Young, 1967)

 

 

 

About the film:  

Wait Until Dark is an innovative, highly entertaining and suspenseful thriller about a blind housewife, Susy Hendrix (Audrey Hepburn). Independent and resourceful, Susy is learning to cope with her blindness, which resulted from a recent accident. She is aided by her difficult, slightly unreliable young neighbor Gloria (Julie Herrod) with whom she has an exasperated but lovingly maternal relationship. Susy's life is changed as she is terrorized by a group of criminals who believe she has hidden a baby doll used by them to smuggle heroin into the country. Unknown to Susy, her photographer husband Sam (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.) took the doll as a favor for a woman he met on an international plane flight and unwittingly brought the doll to the couple's New York apartment when the woman became afraid of the customs officials. Alone in her apartment and cut-off from the outside world, Susy must fight for her life against a gang of ruthless criminals, led by the violent, psychotic Roat (Alan Arkin). The tension builds as Roat, aided by his gang, impersonates police officers and friends of her husband in order to win Susy's confidence, gaining access to her apartment to look for the doll. The climax of the film, a violent physical confrontation between Susie and Roat in her dark kitchen, is one of the most memorable and frightening scenes in screen history. All performances are outstanding, particularly those of Audrey Hepburn who plays a vulnerable, but self-reliant woman, and Alan Arkin, in perhaps his best role, as the ruthless, manipulative Roat.

~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi

Academy Award--Best Actress Nominee (Hepburn), 1967

Golden Globe Award--Best Actress (Hepburn), 1967

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills – #55

Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments – #10


 

Starring: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Jack Weston, Julie Herrod, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

 

Runtime: 108 minutes

 

 

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James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)


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