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Shadow of Doubt (1935)

Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight ... See full summary »

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Aunt Melissa Pilson
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Inez Johnson
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Morgan Bellwood
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Lisa Bellwood
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Len Haworth
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Fred Wilcox
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Ehrhardt
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Haworth is a show biz producer who has a number of ex-girlfriends that he has beaten over the years. He is now engaged to two girls- Lisa and Trenna. After drinking and starting a fight with Sim, Haworth is found dead in his apartment. Everyone has a reason to kill him, but most of the blame is falling on Sim and his love Trenna. If they are to be cleared, it is up to Aunt Melissa to find the killer - and she thinks she knows who is was. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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15 February 1935 (USA)  »

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A Sombra da Dúvida  »

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This film was first telecast in Philadelphia Saturday 22 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by San Francisco 27 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). Because of its age, obscurity and lack of prominence of its leading players, major market sponsors sidestepped it in favor of better known films, and so there is no reliable documentation that it ever aired at this time either in New York City or in Los Angeles, even though it would have been in the MGM film library then under the control of WCBS and KTTV. Today, 1930s mystery film enthusiasts get a welcome look at it on its occasional showings on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

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When Ehrhardt is shot dead on the footpath outside Germanti's Cafe, the policeman's keyring and key used to open the police call box lock (and left in the lock) disappear. See more »

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Sim: When white gloves are turning taupe, rinse them out in Saunders' Soap!
Inez: When small mouths tell wicked jokes, rinse them out with Saunders' Soap!
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Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by Harold Adamson
Sung by Isabel Jewell, but dubbed by Marjorie Lane
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An enjoyable mystery with Constance Collier stealing the film.
14 January 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

This is a neat little murder mystery/comedy with noted Shakespearean actress Constance Collier absolutely delightful while making her sound film debut. She plays a rich recluse who hadn't left her apartment for twenty years, but does so when her nephew (Ricardo Cortez) and his actress fiancée (Virginia Bruce) are prime suspects in the murder of Bradley Page, with whom Cortez had fought earlier. Collier didn't like the the idea of Cortez marrying a penniless actress, but changes her mind after she meets Bruce, and sets about to solve the murder by setting a trap for the murderer. I loved the banter between Collier and twinkle-eyed Edward Brophy, playing the detective in charge of the investigation. Their comedy and that of her butler, Ivan Simpson had me chuckling throughout. Also a plus in the film were the presence of Betty Furness and Isabel Jewell, both looking young and beautiful. And I felt good about being able to guess who the murderer was from the clues given. The film is worth seeing, especially for murder mystery buffs.

I noticed one problem with the credits: Bradley Page's onscreen name is spelled "Haworth," but when his murder is reported in the newspaper, it is spelled "Hayworth," which is the way it always was pronounced.


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