Wait until dark

Wait Until Dark is a 1967 psychological horror thriller film directed by Terence Young. It stars Audrey Hepburn as a young blind woman, Alan Arkin as a violent criminal searching for some drugs, and Richard Crenna as another criminal, supported by Jack Weston, Julie Herrod, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. To immerse viewers in the suspense of the climactic scene, movie theater owners dimmed their lights to the legal limits, and then turned them off, one by one, as each light bulb was smashed on-screen, until the audiences were in complete darkness. Audrey Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1967. Zimbalist was nominated for a Golden Globe in the supporting category. The film was one of the most popular of its year, earning North American rentals of $7,350,000.

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