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The Light That Failed (1939)

Passed
99 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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.See moreDick 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. Written by John Oswalt See less
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Writers
Robert Carson (screen play) | Rudyard Kipling (based on the novel by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Thomas Scott (edited by)
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Updated Dec 24, 1939

Release date
Dec 24, 1939 (United States)

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52 cast members
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Ronald Colman
Dick Heldar Dick Heldar   See fewer
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Walter Huston
Torpenhow Torpenhow   See fewer
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Ida Lupino
Bessie Broke Bessie Broke   See fewer
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Dudley Digges
The Nilghai The Nilghai   See fewer
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Ferike Boros
Madame Binat Madame Binat   See fewer
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Pedro de Cordoba
Monsieur Binat Monsieur Binat   See fewer
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Colin Tapley
Gardner Gardner   See fewer
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Ronald Sinclair
Dick as a Boy Dick as a Boy   See fewer
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Sarita Wooton
Maisie as a Girl Maisie as a Girl   See fewer
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Charles Irwin
Soldier Model Soldier Model   See fewer
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George Regas
Cassavetti Cassavetti   See fewer
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Jimmy Aubrey
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Bennett
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Clara Blore
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ricardo Lord Cezon
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chandler
First Man (voice) (uncredited) First Man (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Collings
Thackery (uncredited) Thackery (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde Cook
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Cording
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Armba Dandridge
Native (uncredited) Native (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Denny
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Deputy
Johnnie - Officer (uncredited) Johnnie - Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Downing
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Egger
Little Boy (uncredited) Little Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Entwistle
Old Man with Dark Glasses (uncredited) Old Man with Dark Glasses (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leslie Francis
Man with Bandaged Eyes (uncredited) Man with Bandaged Eyes (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Hamer
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Wells (uncredited) Wells (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fay Helm
Red-Haired Girl (uncredited) Red-Haired Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Hurley
Cab Driver (uncredited) Cab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
Doctor #2 (uncredited) Doctor #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Lawson
Andy - Officer (uncredited) Andy - Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Connie Leon
Flower Woman (uncredited) Flower Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Melford
Second Man (voice) (uncredited) Second Man (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clive Morgan
Slim (uncredited) Slim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Bullock (uncredited) Bullock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Hoke - Officer (uncredited) Hoke - Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
War Correspondent (uncredited) War Correspondent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Rogers
Sick Man (uncredited) Sick Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Graham Spacey
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hanley Stafford
Officer (uncredited) Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert R. Stephenson
Man with Thick Glasses (uncredited) Man with Thick Glasses (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hayden Stevenson
War Correspondent (uncredited) War Correspondent (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Thursby
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Voss
Officer 'Chops' (uncredited) Officer 'Chops' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Blue Washington
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Watson
Manny (uncredited) Manny (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 409 votes