Faces in the Dark (1960)

Director
David Eady

Main cast
John Gregson; Mai Zetterling; John Ireland; Michael Denison; Tony Wright

Genres
Thriller, Mystery

Description
A businessman (John Gregson) loses his sight in an explosion on the day his wife (Mai Zetterling) planned to leave him for another man (Michael Denison).


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