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Shadow of a Woman (1946)

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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Helmut Dantine ...
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Brooke Gifford Ryder
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David G. MacKellar
John Alvin ...
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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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Der Schatten einer Frau  »

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How Many Hearts Have You Broken (With Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
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Music by Al Kaufman
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That Poor Little Boy!
12 September 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Andrea King makes a mistake when she marries sinister alternative-medicine doctor Helmut Dantine. She realizes it pretty quickly, as we see in a story told from her point of view in flashback.

He seems like a truly loathsome person. It's hard, though, not to wonder if this movie was unwritten by the AMA. After all, not ALL people practicing alternative therapies, even back then are/were evil and/or quacks.

The most poignant part is the man's son, who is being held captive and being given a horrifyingly Spartan diet, ostensibly for his health.

That part will send chills up your spine. (If it knocks your spine out of quack, call a chiropractor.)


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