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The Light That Failed

The Light That Failed(1940)

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Brief Synopsis

Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

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
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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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  • 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>

  • The Light That Failed

    mike dombrowski 2010-12-26

    I have seen this movie and can not understand why Columbia has not put this on DVD. Ronald Coleman is a top star of his time and Ida Lupino is great in... MORE>