4 p.m., Dec. 11
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Quintessential blind-lady-in-distress thriller, from the theater piece by Frederick Knott, playwright also of Dial M for Murder. It's undeniably talky and stagy, but the device whereby the heroine learns that her new ally is really her new enemy is an ingenious bit of stagecraft, and it gains on screen from the precise camera position as well as from Audrey Hepburn's emoting. And the final life-and-death struggle between Hepburn and a wonderfully repellent Alan Arkin contains one moment — perfectly framed and timed — almost guaranteed to put some space between your seat and your seat. With Richard Crenna, Jack Weston; directed by Terence Young. 1967.
— Duncan Shepherd
- Rated NR | 1 hour, 47 minutes