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Woman in the Dark (1934)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama | 9 November 1934 (USA)
A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dar" by Dashiell Hammett.

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A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dar" by Dashiell Hammett.

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Detective: One thing I like about bananas is that they got no bones in them.
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Woman in the Shadows (1934)

*** (out of 4)

Lightweight but entertaining crime/drama about a man (Ralph Bellamy) released from prison and deciding to stay alone in his cabin so that his bad temper won't get him back into prison. Everything's going well until a woman (Fay Wray) shows up being chased by her psychotic lover (Melvyn Douglas). There's nothing overly special about this "B" film from the Biograph Company but the three stars make it well worth watching. The pre-code elements with Wray's dress slipping down or the close-ups of her legs being shown are nice touches. Also known as Woman in the Dark. Directed by Phil Rosen who would go on to direct several Charlie Chan films as well as Spooks Run Wild and Return of the Ape Man.


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