Alfred Hitchcock’s Greatest Unproduced Film

After the huge success of PSYCHO, Alfred Hitchcock desperately wanted to follow-up this sucess with another blockbuster, and Hitchcock wanted actor Jimmie Stewart to play the lead in THE BLIND MAN, a tale of a blind pianist who has has vision restored thanks to a transplant from a dead man who unfortunately was haunted by the last scenes of his own murder. After receiving his sight back from the medical miracle, visions of the murder of the man came to the pianist during a Wild West gunfight show at a Disneyland exhibit, but Disney wanted no part of this, objecting to the messages of PSYCHO, and rejecting any request by Hitchcock to film at the world’s most popular amusement park. Further problems developed when screenwriter Ernest Lehman began to argue with Hitchcock over a few changes he’d like to see for the actual movie production, and these differences eventually killed this project as a classic crime thriller.  With a climax of a chase around the RMS Queen Mary, this movie had all of the potential to be the best Alfred Hitchcock never made!

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