Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Many interested parties are after the loot from a factory payroll heist but the mobster who hid it has amnesia after undergoing experimental brain surgery in the prison hospital.
The first 3-D feature ever released by a major American studio. House of Wax (1953) went into production first, but Columbia rushed "Man in the Dark" - shooting it in a mere 11 days - to get it into theaters just days before "Wax" opened. (Bwana Devil (1952) preceded both of them, but United Artists was not considered a major studio in the early 1950s.)
The wires moving the spider in Steve's dream sequence are clearly visible.
Originally released in 3D, in prints that were sepia-toned.