Faces in the Dark (1960)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Post-Noir (Modern Noir)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Although there may be a few minor gaps here and there in the storyline, Faces in the Dark is a suspenseful drama by director David Eady. Richard Hammond (John Gregson) owns a factory, and on the very day his wife Christine (Mai Zetterling ) is coming to his office to tell him she wants a divorce, he is accidentally blinded during an experiment. His wife relents in her decision, but Richard is still as abrasive as ever, and now the bumpy spots in his personality are made worse by self-pity and a suspicion that he is losing his sanity. Meanwhile, Richard begins to suspect that the cool and aloof Christine and Richard's partner conspire against him, but as a blind man he has fewer resources to pinpoint why he is suspicious.

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accident, blindness [physical], extramarital-affair, factory, handicap, killing, lover, love-triangle, maniac, murder, paranoia, self-pity, suspicion, explosion, wife