Cinema: The Return of the Helpless Girl

On Broadway a couple of seasons ago, Wait Until Dark seemed like a wrong number for Playwright Frederick Knott, who once dialed M for Murder. The thriller's screen incarnation gives him a chance to call again. This time he gets through—with a better scenario, set and cast.

A photographer (Ephrem Zimbalist Jr.) and his blind wife (Audrey Hepburn) become the unwitting owners of a dangerous dope-filled doll. Three thugs hoax the husband out of town and then try to coax the heroine into giving up the toy. With mounting anxiety she keeps insisting that she has no idea where it is. To...

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