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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.

  1. William A. Wellman


  2. Rudyard Kipling


  3. Robert Carson


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  1. Ronald Colman

    Ronald Colman

    Dick Heldar

  2. Walter Huston

    Walter Huston


  3. Muriel Angelus

    Muriel Angelus


  4. Ida Lupino

    Ida Lupino

    Bessie Broke

  5. Dudley Digges

    Dudley Digges

    The Nilghai

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The Light That Failed


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  • December 24, 1939


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

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