6.4/10
243
11 user 5 critic

The Hidden Eye (1945)

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

Director:

Richard Whorf

Writers:

George Harmon Coxe (screenplay), Harry Ruskin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A blind detective and his seeing-eye dog investigate a murder and discover a Nazi plot.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Donna Reed
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An umpire-hating ex-baseball player loses many jobs because his passion for watching ball games during working hours but he decides to combine business with pleasure by becoming an umpire himself.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: William Bendix, Una Merkel, Ray Collins
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Claude Rains, Joan Caulfield, Audrey Totter
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The research, development, and deployment of the first atomic bomb, as well as the bombing of Hiroshima, are detailed in this docudrama.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Walker, Tom Drake
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An unscrupulous woman and her brood prey on soldiers and sailors in an embarkation city.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: Edward Arnold, Selena Royle, Tom Trout
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.

Director: John Farrow
Stars: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald
High Wall (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After a brain-damaged man confesses to murder and is committed, Dr. Ann Lorrison tries to prove his innocence.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Robert Taylor, Audrey Totter, Herbert Marshall
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Many interested parties are after the loot from a factory payroll heist but the mobster who hid it has amnesia after undergoing experimental brain surgery in the prison hospital.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Audrey Totter, Ted de Corsia
Adventure | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After surviving a plane crash, a couple tries to find out why one of the passengers was carrying four wills for a million dollars, with each one naming him as the beneficiary.

Director: Edward L. Cahn
Stars: James Craig, Signe Hasso, Edmund Gwenn
Once a Thief (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A down-on-her-luck San Francisco woman, turning in desperation to jewel robbery, barely escapes getting nabbed in a heist and moves to Los Angeles where she gets an honest job as a waitress... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: Cesar Romero, June Havoc, Marie McDonald
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Director: Robert Montgomery
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Capt. Duncan Maclain
Frances Rafferty ... Jean Hampton
Ray Collins ... Phillip Treadway
Paul Langton ... Barry Gifford
William 'Bill' Phillips ... Marty Corbett
Thomas E. Jackson ... Insp. Delaney (as Thomas Jackson)
Morris Ankrum ... Ferris
Robert Lewis ... Stormvig
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Kossovsky
Sondra Rodgers Sondra Rodgers ... Helen Roberts
Theodore Newton ... Gibbs - Chauffeur
Jack Lambert ... Louie
Raymond Largay Raymond Largay ... Arthur Hampton (as Ray Largay)
Leigh Whipper Leigh Whipper ... Alistair
Byron Foulger ... Burton Lorrison
Edit

Storyline

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

New adventures of the blind detective and his seeing eye dog!

Genres:

Mystery

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Express See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Broke convention by revealing the killer's identity immediately following the crime. This twist would become the novelty of "Columbo" on television several decades later. See more »

Goofs

When Barry goes to turn on the lights in Uncle Rodney's office (about five minutes into the film), there is a slight delay between when he flips the switch by the door and when the lights come on in the room. See more »

Connections

Follows Eyes in the Night (1942) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Film
28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hidden Eye, The (1945)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Sequel to Eyes in the Night has the blind detective (Edward Arnold) trying to track down a killer who has murdered four people in a rich family. I haven't seen the original film but this one here is a pretty solid entertainment but we've seen this type of mystery countless times before. Having the lead detective blind was a new angle on the story and his ways of solving a crime without sight was rather interesting. The best performance in the film has to go to his dog, Friday, who is constantly entertaining. Arnold is also very good in his role and really sells himself as being blind. The film only runs 70-minutes and at times it drags along but there's certainly worst out there.


5 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed