A cleverly crafted thriller with the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn as a blind New York City housewife who finds herself terrorised by three dangerous criminals after her husband is given a doll that, unknown to him, contains heroin.
The one-set first half is very talky (and betrays the movie’s Broadway roots), but the final showdown between Hepburn and Alan Arkin is a classic spine-tingler.
Oscar-nominated Hepburn is quite superb as the blind woman who keeps her wits about her when the drug dealers break into her apartment.
Arkin pulls out all the terror stops as the leader of the gang, and director Terence Young never lets the suspense drop.
Richard Crenna and Jack Weston are Arkin’s accomplices, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. is the absent husband. Robby Benson was an extra.
Efrem Zimbalist Jr