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The Hidden Eye Details


The Hidden Eye was the second of two MGM films featuring mystery writer Baynard Kendrick's blind detective Duncan McLain. As in Eyes in the Night, sightless sleuth McLain is played by Edward Arnold. This time, our hero tackles a series of murders apparently tied in with an ancient oriental cult. The one clue to the killer's identity is the scent of a rare Oriental perfume. Refusing to jump to conclusions, McLain, accompanied by his faithful seeing-eye dog Friday, meticulously follows the trail of evidence to the Least Likely Suspect. The finale finds the judo-trained McLain taking on his evil adversary; though it's obvious that stunt doubles are used, it's an exciting sequence all the same. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Edward Arnold
as Capt. Duncan Maclain
Frances Rafferty
as Jean Hampton
Ray Collins
as Philip Treadway
Paul Langton
as Barry Gifford
Morris Ankrum
as Ferris
Francis Pierlot
as Kossovsky
Sondra Rodgers
as Helen Roberts
Theodore Newton
as Gibbs
Jack Lambert
as Louie
Raymond Largay
as Arthur Hampton
Leigh Whipper
as Alistair
Byron Foulger
as Burton Harrison
Lee Phelps
as Polasky
Eddie Acuff
as Whitey
Russell Hicks
as Rodney Hampton
William "Bill" Phillips
Clyde Fillmore
as Rodney Hampton


Richard Whorf
Robert Sisk
Harry Ruskin
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Paul Huldschinsky
Set Designer
Irene Sharaff
Costume Designer