Blind Man’s Bluff (1936)

72m, 6429 feet/1960 metres
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British science fiction film directed by Albert Parker.

Plot Summary

A blind doctor invents a formula to make people invisible, regains his sight but pretends to still be blind to thwart a love rival.


Director: Albert Parker
A Present Day/Fox-British production released by Apex Film Distributors
Screenplay: Cecil Maiden
Original Play: Smoked Glasses by William Foster and B. Scott-Elder
Photography: Stanley Grant
Assistant Camera: Oswald Morris
Editor: Cecil Williamson
Art Director: Ralph Brinton
Studio: Wembley Studios

Basil Sydney (Dr Peter Fairfax)
Enid Stamp-Taylor (Sylvia Fairfax)
Barbara Greene (Vickie Sheridan)
James Mason (Stephen Neville)
Iris Ashley (Claire)
Ian Colin (Philip Stanhope)
Wilson Coleman (Dr Franz Morgenhardt)
Warburton Gamble (Tracy)
Tuff de Lyle (the dog)



  • Film Index no.27 (1974) p.62 – English


  • British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.41 – credits, synopsis
  • The Films of James Mason by Clive Hirschhorn p.43 – illustrated credit, synopsis, reprinted review
  • James Mason: A Bio-bibliography by Kevin Sweeney pp.9; 95 – note; credits
  • by Walt Lee p.39 – credits