“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.