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The Shadow of Silk Lennox (1935)

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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John Arthur 'Silk' Lennox
Dean Benton ...
Jimmy Lambert
Marie Burton ...
Nola Travers (as Catherine Cotter)
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Ferguson, alais 'Fingers' Farley
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Henchman Lefty Sloan
Larry McGrath
Allen Greer ...
Henchman Dutch
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Kennedy, the ward-heeler
Frank Niemann ...
Nightclub Band Leader
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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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December 1935 (USA)  »

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I skia tou Silk Lennox  »

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Forgotten Melodies
Music and Lyrics by Dean Benton
Performed by Dean Benton
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A weak entry in the 30's Gangster cycle
16 April 2011 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

This early crime film starring Lon Chaney Jr. isn't too good. It's about a gangster who owns a nightclub and uses this as an alibi for the crimes he commits. It's a thoroughly uninspired movie, with little to recommend it. It's an early Chaney performance, so for his fans it at least provides an early glimpse of the man in action. Along with another early Chaney film from the same time, Scream in the Night, it doesn't offer too much though. He wasn't a star name at the time so he had to star in these old Poverty Row movies to help get his career moving I guess. The most distinctive thing about this production was probably the songs and the dance routines, which while not exactly special they did offer something different at least.


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