Blind Spot Film Details
Overview: A blind American Army officer becomes involved in a murder mystery and solves it after regaining his sight.
Review: This is a great film, but it has almost the same plot as another Baker/Berman film entitled ‘Blackout’ (1950), in that it has a blind person who gets taken to the wrong place and finds a dead body! After an operation he gets his sight back and tries to find the killers. I suppose ‘Blindspot’ (1958) could be classed as a remake. Just like the voice-over says in the ‘Naked City’ TV series “the names and places have been changed to protect the innocent..and the guilty” The only one who does not get his name changed (for some reason) was ‘Chalky’ White The reason Michael Caine is down the credit list is because he appears in the film for under four minutes screen time and his character (Johnny Brent) was originally ‘Norman Dale’ in the original. Early in the film Johnny Brent is only mentioned as a War Hero who was killed in an air accident but he had faked his death and went under the name Johnny Dubar which is the surname of his wife Yvonne. Other small changes are put in, which I presume the reason for this was because they had a higher budget for the second one. In that the hero of the original (Christopher Perry) is a blind engineer, rather than an American soldier. The gang smuggle cash instead of the later Diamonds, The main villain dies from falling off a roof rather than been killed in a car crash. The first change that you notice is that the dead body has a knife in it’s back and an inscribed ring,but these are changed to a dead body (shot?) and an RAF tie clip which Michael Caine is later seen wearing on his entrance with his sister. But they are both good films, but the same, with a lot of on location filming in 1950’s London. A great film to watch on a cold day with a mug of cocoa and a hot water bottle – highly enjoyable!
Country: United Kingdom
Duration: 72 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Also known as: Blind Spot,Der blinde Rächer