Wait Until Dark started as a play written by Frederick Knott. It opened on Broadway in February, 1966 with Lee Remick as the lead. She was nominated for a Tony.
The film was produced by Mel Ferrer, who was Audrey Hepburn’s husband at the time. It was directed by the British director Terence Young, who reportedly had met the 16-year old Hepburn in 1944 when she was a volunteer nurse in a Dutch hospital and he was a paratrooper injured in the battle of Arnhem. Hepburn was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for this role. She would not make another movie for nine years, taking the time to raise her children. The screenplay was written by Robert Carrington and Jane-Howard Carrington. Charles Lang was the cinematographer. He photographed Hepburn in Sabrina , Charade, and How to Steal a Million too. Henry Mancini again did the music. It is said that Hepburn picked up her own costumes at a store in Paris. It was filmed from January to April, 1967 and was released the following October.
It’s a thriller, and I don’t want to give up too much about the plot in this introduction. I enjoyed it when I saw it as a fourteen-year old at the Catlow Theater in Barrington, Illinois and I like it still, so I hope you enjoy seeing it with me tonight.