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The Light That Failed

The Light That Failed(1940)

Also Known As: Rudyard Kipling's The Light That Failed |

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Brief Synopsis

A London artist struggles to complete one last painting before going blind.

Cast & Crew

Ronald Colman Dick Heldar
Walter Huston Torpenhow
Ida Lupino Bessie Broke
Dudley Digges The Nilghai
Ferike Boros Madame Binat
Pedro De Cordoba Monsieur Binat
Colin Tapley Gardner
Ronald Sinclair Dick, as a boy
Sarita Wooton Maisie, as a girl
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MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 25 Dec 1939
Release Date:  1940 Production Date:  A William Wellman Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  97 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  8,886    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • The Light That Failed

    paul 2017-07-14

    Why and when is this title going to be released onto DVD? Anyone know.I love this movie.Thank you TCM for showing this wonderful film. MORE>

  • Another worthy "old movie"

    Kathy Bowles 2014-07-12

    A great cast, good literature, and the voice of Ronald Colman. Sounds like a winning combination deserving of a showing on TCM. Hope to see it there... MORE>

  • Guilty pleasure

    Albert Barton 2014-06-28

    OK, it's a guilt pleasure. A romantic melodrama. But under those categories, it's the best. Hey, my tear ducks are broken and this may be my only... MORE>