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The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  December 1935 (USA)
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A crooked nightclub owner, pretending to go straight, is forced to kill a henchman when the latter tries to run off with the gang's latest haul.


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Cast overview:
John Arthur 'Silk' Lennox
Dean Benton ...
Jimmy Lambert
Marie Burton ...
Nola Travers (as Catherine Cotter)
Jack Mulhall ...
Ferguson, alais 'Fingers' Farley
Eddie Gribbon ...
Henchman Lefty Sloan
Larry McGrath
Allen Greer ...
Henchman Dutch
Theodore Lorch ...
Kennedy, the ward-heeler
Frank Niemann ...
Nightclub Band Leader


A crooked nightclub owner, pretending to go straight, is forced to kill a henchman when the latter tries to run off with the gang's latest haul.

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Crime | Drama





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December 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I skia tou Silk Lennox  »

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Love Is In the Way
Music and Lyrics by Dean Benton
Performed by Dean Benton
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Now Watch Me Pull a Silk Purse Out of a Sow's Ear
23 July 2009 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

"A nightclub owner is secretly the leader of a criminal gang and he uses his nightclub operation as a cover for his illegal activities. His latest caper threatens to expose his entire operation when one of his criminal associates ends up being killed. Now our gang leader/nightclub owner must try to keep his unwitting accomplices from exposing his true activities, even if it means killing them in the process," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Lon Chaney Jr. (before "Of Mice and Men") literally try to grin and bear it. "Song and dance man" Dean Benton (before "Cocaine Fiends") contributes a few self-composed songs, done quite well for a 1930s style. Marie Burton does a Garbo ("Mata Hari") type dance. Ray Turner plays racially offensive character. There are some cool Los Angeles area locations, with telephone poles, old cars, and a landmark (the "Red Lion" gas station) visible in the distance.

** The Shadow of Silk Lennox (12/35) Ray Kirkwood ~ Lon Chaney Jr., Dean Benton, Marie Burton

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