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Shadow of a Woman (1946)

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A young bride's marital bliss is replaced by shades of suspicion when she suspects that her husband is trying to starve his young son to death in order to claim an inheritance the boy is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helmut Dantine ...
Dr. Eric Ryder
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Brooke Gifford Ryder
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David G. MacKellar
John Alvin ...
Carl
Becky Brown ...
Genevieve Calvin
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Joe (as Dick Erdman)
Peggy Knudsen ...
Louise Ryder
Don McGuire ...
Johnnie
Lisa Golm ...
Emma
Larry Geiger ...
Philip Ryder
Monte Blue ...
Mike
J. Scott Smart ...
Timothy Freeman (as Jack Smart)
Leah Baird ...
Mrs. Calvin
Lottie Williams ...
Sarah
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A young bride's marital bliss is replaced by shades of suspicion when she suspects that her husband is trying to starve his young son to death in order to claim an inheritance the boy is entitled to. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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14 September 1946 (USA)  »

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[First dance number played at the Gypsy Room]
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Remake this better next time
26 August 2002 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

Interesting but flawed mystery set in post-war California. A newly married woman who grows afraid of her newly met husband is a good premise for a movie and one that Alfred Hitchcock would have probably done better with. There is a doubt in this film whether the husband is indeed guilty of something…although there is no doubt that he is suspicious. Suspicion itself if not enough to salvage this film.

The writing could have been better. Some of the plot is too hard to swallow. We are cheated out of seeing what brought the newlyweds together. What kind of doctor is the husband? He claims he is not an MD and others say he worked in the entertainment field.

The acting could have been better. The wife accepts too much aberrant behavior from her odd husband and the folks he attracts. By opening the film with a flashback, we already know that the wife survives to tell the tale – thus robbing the story of some needed tension.

Not a terrible movie, but one that could have been better and might be if it were remade.


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