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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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Sim Sturdevant
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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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Reed Ryan
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Morse (as Ivan Simpson)
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Len Haworth
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Fred Wilcox
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Thomas Granby
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Mark Torrey
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Ehrhardt
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Police Lt. Jack Sackville
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Chief of Detectives (scenes deleted)
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The radio contract Sim got for Trenna at the beginning of the film - 26 weeks at $2,000/week - would be worth a total of $906,000 in 2015. See more »

Goofs

Trenna goes to meet Ehrhardt at Germanti's Cafe on 96th St. After Ehrhardt is killed there, Trenna admits to the police that she was at the scene of the killing at 110th St. See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

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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Constance Collier solves a murder case
28 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Shadow of Doubt" is a mystery picture with interesting components. There is, first off, Constance Collier who gradually emerges as the picture's feisty detective-heroine. This is very much unexpected because she's a wealthy recluse whose amusements are playing organ and cribbage with her butler. Ricardo Cortez is her nephew. His acting is something I never can quite pin down. Usually he seems amused, confident and glib. For another excellent example in a good movie, see him in "Bunco Squad" (1950). Regis Toomey has a bigger part than his usual character roles. Isabel Jewell plays a singer, and her song is very good, beside her speaking role. Virginia Bruce is exotic as usual. Two policemen enter the proceedings, the gruff Paul Hurst and the more comical and understanding Edward Brophy. The picture has the MGM gloss. The IMDb rating of 6.4 is about right, and the existing positive reviews nail down the picture's merits.


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