Faces in the Dark (1960)

UK,
85m
35mm film, black and white
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by David Eady.

Plot Summary

Inventor Richard Hammond is blinded in a lab accident while he's trying to produce the perfect light-bulb. To recover, his wife, business partner and brother look after him at his country home, but Hammond comes to suspect that something terrible is happening to him – and he's powerless to stop it.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: David Eady
Welbeck Film Distributors Ltd. present. Penington Eady Productions
Produced by: Jon Penington
Production Manager: Patrick Marsden
Screenplay by: Ephraim Kogan and John Tully
From an original story [Les visages de L'ombre] by Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac
Assistant Director: Colin Brewer
Continuity: Yvonne Richards
Director of Photography: Ken Hodges
Camera Operator: Desmond Davis
Film Editor: Oswald Hafenrichter
Music Composed and Directed by: Edwin Astley
Ondes Martenot Played by: Arlette Sibon
Sound Recordists: Red Law and Bert Ross
Sound Editor: James Shields
Costume Designer: Beatrice Dawson
Make-up: Ernest Gasser
Hairdresser: Anne Box
Art Director: Tony Masters
Assistant Art Director: Geoffrey Tozer

Cast
John Gregson (Richard Hammond)
Mai Zetterling (Christiane Hammond)
John Ireland (Max Hammond)
Michael Denison (David Merton)
Tony Wright (Clem)
Nanette Newman (Janet)
Roland Bartrop (French doctor)
John Serret (French surgeon)
Colette Bartrop (1st nun nurse)
Joyce Marlow (2nd nun nurse)
Valerie Taylor (Miss Hopkins)
Bruce Walker (1st representative)
Kim Peacock (2nd representative)

References

Periodicals

  • The Daily Cinema no.8276 4 Mar 1960 p.14 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2736 10 Mar 1960 p.23 – credits, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.27 n315 April 1960 p.52 – credits, synopsis, review

Books

  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.131