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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 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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Not even remotely a "film noir"
14 May 2005 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

FOLKS, please stop abusing the term "film noir." This flick is a very mundane B movie, with a ridiculous plot.

The actors are adequate, certainly, but this film is little more than a "filler." Scott, Southern and Davis are fine, considering the material with which they are working.

The first twenty minutes are promising, but the film quickly falls apart, once the plot is centered on the young girl.

It's great to have access to these obscure movies on TCM. However, this is simply a poorly constructed film. And, to reiterate, this is NOT A FILM NOIR.


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