Five Classic Films to Watch This Halloween

"Wait Until Dark" film poster

“Wait Until Dark” film poster

“Wait Until Dark” (1967)

Audrey Hepburn is best known for playing girlish characters with an innate sense of style and charm. In “Wait Until Dark,” Hepburn exudes charm as always but that’s where the resemblance to her romantic comedy roles ends. In this thriller, Hepburn plays Susy Hendrix, a fragile woman who hasn’t learned to be independent after losing her eyesight. Through her husband, Sam (Efrem Zimbalist Jr.), she unwittingly comes to possess a heroin stuffed doll. A trio of thugs, hot on the doll’s trail, descend upon Susy’s home, thinking they can hide their true intent from the blind woman. But just because Susy can’t see doesn’t mean she’s helpless.

Hepburn received Oscar and Golden Globe nods for best actress for “Wait Until Dark.” Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna and Jack Weston also star. Arkin gives a standout performance as a hood who pretends to be three different men. Crenna received a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actor.

2 thoughts on “Five Classic Films to Watch This Halloween

  1. Now, “Wait Until Dark” is the kind of movie this scaredy-cat husband can rally around! I vote for Audrey Hepburn this Halloween… Thanks for turning me onto “Les Diaboliques;” I’m excited to check it out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s