Dead Man’s Eyes (1944)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American horror film directed by Reginald Le Borg.

Plot Summary

A blind artist is left a pair of corneas in a will to help restore his sight but he is suspected of murdering the donor.


Directed by: Reginald Le Borg
Copyright MCMXLIV [1944] Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal presents an Inner Sanctum mystery by arrangement with Simon and Schuster, Inc. Publishers. A Universal picture
Associate Producer: Will Cowan
Original Screenplay by: Dwight V. Babcock
Dialogue Director: Stacy Keach
Director of Photography: Paul Ivano
Film Editor: Milton Carruth
Musical Director: Paul Sawtell
Director of Sound: Bernard B. Brown
[Sound] Technician: William Hedgcock
Western Electric Recording
Gowns: Vera West
Special Photograpy by: John P. Fulton
Art Direction: John B. Goodman, Martin Obzina
Set Decorations: Russell A. Gausman, Leigh Smith

Lon Chaney 1A pseydonym for Lon Chaney Jr] (Dave Stuart)
Jean Parker (Heather Hayden)
Paul Kelly (Alan Bittaker)
Thomas Gomez (Captain Drury)
Jonathan Hale (Dr Welles)
Edward Fielding (Stanley Hayden)
Acquanetta (Tanya Czoraki)
George Meeker (Nick Phillips)
Pierre Watkin (attorney)
Eddie Dunn (policeman)

Alternative Titles

Kuolleen miehen silmät – Finland
Ta matia tou pethamenou – Greece
Ögon i mörkret – Sweden
Los ojos del muerto – Mexico
O Olhos do Morto – Portugal



  • American Cinematographer vol.67 no.12 (December 1986) pp.34-40; 40 – illustrated article; credits
  • L'Écran Fantastique no.72 (September 1986) pp.67-69 – illustrated article
  • Kine Weekly no.1970 (18 January 1945 – credits, review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.156 no.12 16 September 1944 – credits, review
  • New York Motion Picture Critics Reviews vol.1 no.22 (9 October 1944) pp.221, 222 – credits, review
  • Sight and Sound vol.31 no.2 (March 2021) p.86 – blu-ray review (Home cinema by Kim Newman)
  • Today's Cinema vol.64 no.5135 (12 January 1945) – credits, review


  • Horror and science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.112 – credits
  • Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade by Mario DeGiglio-Bellemare, Charlie Ellbé and Kristopher Woofter (eds.) pp.138-139, 143n9
  • by Walt Lee p.90 – credits
  • Universal Horrors: The Studio's Classic Films, 1931-1946 (2nd edition) by Tom Weaver, Michael Brunas and John Brunas pp.438-442 – illustrated credits, article
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory p.167 – illustrated article