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4.0 out of 5 stars It takes awhile to get going but worth the wait!
After his wife (Jean Seberg) leaves him and takes their son (Stuart Chandler), though he isn't the biological father, a timid man (Kirk Douglas) begins to unravel to the point where he is a danger to himself ... and others. Indeed, he calls the police to inform them that he will kill someone before midnight! Debuting on television in the U.S. but playing theatrically in...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice turn for Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas plays the unhinged schoolteacher very well and the the supporting cast are also fine including Jean Seberg and John Vernon.
Published on 2 Jun 2009 by Trevor William Douglas


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4.0 out of 5 stars It takes awhile to get going but worth the wait!, 30 July 2014
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After his wife (Jean Seberg) leaves him and takes their son (Stuart Chandler), though he isn't the biological father, a timid man (Kirk Douglas) begins to unravel to the point where he is a danger to himself ... and others. Indeed, he calls the police to inform them that he will kill someone before midnight! Debuting on television in the U.S. but playing theatrically in Europe, it takes awhile for the thriller aspect to kick in but when it does, it's pretty intense. In fact, one of the film's key scenes was used in WHEN A STRANGER CALLS five years later but it steals a little bit from the earlier WAIT UNTIL DARK too. Up till then it's a rather unexceptional thriller. One wouldn't normally think of Douglas as a milquetoast type but lest we forget he started out in the 1940s playing such types in films like A LETTER TO THREE WIVES and STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS. He's actually a sympathetic figure at first and one can't help but feel Seberg did him wrong but that all goes by the wayside once the senseless killings start. Directed by Daniel Petrie (FORT APACHE THE BRONX). With Sam Wanamaker, John Vernon and Bessie Love.

The Network DVD offers the film in both the anamorphic wide screen (1.75) theatrical cut and the 4x3 full frame TV cut.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another rare INTERNATIONAL PICTURE from the ASSOCIATED BRITISH - EMI empire !, 9 Jun 2014
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I cannot recall a time when Kirk Douglas turned in a mediocre performance, so much does he inject into everything he has ever accomplished. One of several he did in Great Britain, including some as producer at Elstree, this EMI picture, developed between EMI and Hammer a year after Associated British Corp began its phase-out into EMI (but keeping its name - ABC - for its cinema chains), took him back out to Canada! BY 1973-4, a busier Elstree complex was replaced by Pinewood for the interiors, and Hammer surrendered the property to Associated London, another company within the EMI orbit which had been founded by Eric Sykes and was now in the hands of Stigwood, the British-Antipodean producer behind GREASE and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER.

No question about it - network are really coming up with the goods now - and the DVDs mostly look as though they were filmed yesterday, giving the customer the copy the producer paid $1M for !
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice turn for Kirk Douglas, 2 Jun 2009
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Kirk Douglas plays the unhinged schoolteacher very well and the the supporting cast are also fine including Jean Seberg and John Vernon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 11 July 2014
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beautiful transfer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 13 Dec 2014
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good one
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