Wait Until Dark (1967) is a suspense thriller starring Audrey Hepburn and directed by Terence Young.
In 1966 Warner Bros.-Seven Arts purchased the rights to Frederick Knott's play and in 1967 made the famous film adaptation. The script was written by Robert Howard-Carrington and directed by Terence Young. It starred Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Richard Crenna, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., and Jack Weston.
In an effort to duplicate the suspense on screen, movie theaters dimmed their lights to their legal limits, then turned off one by one until each light on-screen was shattered, resulting in the theater being plunged into complete darkness.
Hepburn was nominated for both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Actress, and Zimbalist was nominated for a Globe in the supporting category.
The film ranked tenth on Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments for its riveting climax. In 2001 the film was also ranked #55 on AFI's 100 Years 100 Thrills.
A 1982 HBO television movie starred Katharine Ross and Stacy Keach.
Audrey Hepburn - (Susy Hendrix)
Alan Arkin - (Roat)
Richard Crenna - (Mike Talman)
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. - (Sam Hendrix)
Jack Weston - (Carlino)
Samantha Jones - (Lisa)
Julie Herrod - (Gloria)
Frank O'Brien - (Shatner)
Gary Morgan - (Boy)
Jean del Val - (The Old Man)
George Jenkins (Art Director)
Charles B. Lang (Cinematographer)
Henry Mancini (Composer (Music Score))
Terence Young (Director)
Gene Milford (Editor)
Gordon Bau (Makeup)
Frederick Knott (Play Author)
Mel Ferrer (Producer)
Robert Carrington (Screenwriter)
Jane-Howard Carrington (Screenwriter)
George James Hopkins (Set Designer)
Bobby Darin (Songwriter)
Ray Evans (Songwriter)
Jay Livingston (Songwriter)
Henry Mancini (Songwriter)