Witness in the Dark

Witness in the Dark

Wolf Rilla (1959)

U Certificate


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Coming between Bachelor of Hearts and Village of the Damned, this is one of Wolf Rilla's lesser efforts. However, he conjures up a pleasing sense of menace that anticipates Wait until Dark as he subjects blind telephonist Patricia Dainton to the murderous machinations of a prowler. As so often in thrillers of this kind, much depends on contrivance and the script might have concealed its hand with a little more artfulness. But Dainton's performance is superior to that seen in the majority of British Bs, even though she is never as convincingly vulnerable as Audrey Hepburn in Terence Young's film.


Drama. A burglar murders an old woman but a blind girl 'witnesses' the robber as he flees. Starring Patricia Dainton, Conrad Phillips and Nigel Green.

Cast & Crew

Jane Pringle Patricia Dainton
Inspector Coates Conrad Phillips
Mrs Finch Madge Ryan
Intruder Nigel Green
Mrs Temple Enid Lorimer
Don Theobold Richard O'Sullivan
Director Wolf Rilla
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Alliance Films LtdAvailable on: DVD