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Shadow on the Wall (1950)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  19 May 1950 (USA)
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Dell kills her beautiful sister in a blind rage when she marries her ex-boyfriend, and finds the husband's little daughter may have witnessed it, and then plans to kill her too.

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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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The treating psychiatrist, Dr. Caroline Canford, was played by a future "First Lady," Nancy Davis Reagun. Nancy had met then First Lady Grace Cookidge when she was seven. 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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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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