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20,000 Eyes is a 1961 American drama film directed by Jack Leewood, written by Jack W. Thomas, and starring Gene Nelson, Merry Anders, James Brown, John Banner, Judith Rawlins and Robert Shayne.[1]

20,000 Eyes
20,000 Eyes poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJack Leewood
Produced byJack Leewood
Screenplay byJack W. Thomas
StarringGene Nelson
Merry Anders
James Brown
John Banner
Judith Rawlins
Robert Shayne
Music byAlbert Glasser
CinematographyBrydon Baker
Edited byPeter C. Johnson
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • June 14, 1961 (1961-06-14)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film was released on June 14, 1961, by 20th Century Fox.[2][3][4]



Needing money in a hurry for a diamond-mine interest, investment broker Dan Warren decides to embezzle $100,000 from a client, Kurt Novak, a criminal himself. Novak discovers the theft and gives Warren five days to pay him back or else meet with an "accident."

Warren hatches another scheme. He conspires with secretary Karen Walker and business partner Jerry Manning to steal some diamonds, then collect an insurance payoff. The robbery goes off as planned but the money can't be paid in time to suit Novak, who shoots Warren in revenge. Just before he dies, Warren is able to cause Novak's death as well.



The film was announced in January 1961. Daniel Ceccaldi was sought for the lead role.[5] Filming started 17 March 1961.[6]


  1. ^ 20,000 EYES. (1961, Monthly Film Bulletin, 28, 133. Retrieved from
  2. ^ "20,000 Eyes (1961) - Overview". 1961-06-14. Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  3. ^ "20-000-Eyes - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  4. ^ "20,000 Eyes". Retrieved 2015-09-12.
  5. ^ 'Rifleman' connors to play geronimo. (1961, Jan 06). Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
  6. ^ Scheuer, P. K. (1961, Mar 17). Lancaster, garson win new awards. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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