Faces in the Dark

Faces in the Dark
"Faces in the Dark" (1960).jpg
British quad poster
Directed byDavid Eady
Produced byJon Penington
Screenplay byEphraim Kogan
John Tully
Based onLes Visages de l'ombre
by Boileau-Narcejac
StarringJohn Gregson
Mai Zetterling
John Ireland
Michael Denison
Music byMikis Theodorakis
CinematographyKen Hodges
Edited byOswald Hafenrichter
Release date
Running time
84 min
CountryUnited Kingdom

Faces in the Dark is a 1960 British thriller film directed by David Eady and starring John Gregson, Mai Zetterling and John Ireland.[1] The film is based on the 1952 novel Les Visages de l'ombre by Boileau-Narcejac.


Richard Hammond, an aggressive and ambitious business mogul inventor, with little or no time for his wife, friends or family, is blinded in an explosive accident, on the same day his long-suffering wife had planned to leave him. He becomes convinced that he is going mad, but it soon becomes apparent this is a deliberate attempt by someone else. A devious woman, the inventor's wife, is plotting with her lover in an attempt to make her husband think he's going insane, in the hopes he will take his own life and leave them free to pursue their illicit affair in peace.[2]

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