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Shadow on the Wall (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 19 May 1950 (USA)
A woman kills her beautiful sister in a rage after finding out she has an affair with her fiancé, and later plans on killing the little girl who may have witnessed the murder.

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David I. Starrling
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Susan Starrling
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Dr. Caroline Canford (as Nancy Davis)
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Celia Starrling
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Pike Ludwell
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Crane Weymouth
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Miss Burke
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Olga
Marcia Van Dyke ...
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Anthony Sydes ...
Bobby
Jimmy Hunt ...
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Angered that her sister Celia has stolen her fiance, Dell Faring kills her and allows Celia's husband David, knocked out in an argument with Celia, to take the blame and end up on death row. Later Dell, finding out that David's young daughter Susan was witness to the crime and is undergoing psychiatric treatment, plans to eliminate her before her memory returns. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Some women will stop at nothing!


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19 May 1950 (USA)  »

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Drohende Schatten  »

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The first woman seen is a maid, Olga, who is played by none other than "The Beaver's" mother, Barbara Billingsly! See more »

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When Dell frantically flips through the front section of a newspaper looking for an article about the possible demise of her step-niece, the prop newspaper clearly has no name banner, headlines, photos or ads. See more »

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Dr. Caroline Canford: Bad dreams are a way of pretending things didn't happen.
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Just the deep field cinematography of Ray June is worth a look.
31 July 2001 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

This is a very good B movie done in the noir style. Ray June was the cinematographer, and his deep focus work makes the film worth seeing all by itself. Note particularly the bedroom scene where everything is doubled. Zachary Scott, for a change, plays the typically confused noir male, and Ann Sothern, showing the force of period style, switches from Maisie to a somewhat tormented femme fatale. Enjoy!


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