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Shadow on the Wall (1950)

 -  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 witness it, and then plans to kill her too.

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Dell Faring
Zachary Scott ...
David I. Starrling
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Susan Starrling
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Dr. Caroline Canford (as Nancy Davis)
Kristine Miller ...
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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Bobby
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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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Drohende Schatten  »

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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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Jealousy between sisters ends in homicide.
31 July 2001 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A young girl(Gigi Perreau)suffers amnesia after witnessing her stepmother's murder. Zachary Scott is the husband mistakenly put in prison for the murder. Ann Southern, straying from her comedic roles, has trouble hiding her guilt and even thinks of causing harm to the little girl to keep her quiet.

Fast moving film-noir also starring John McIntire and Nancy Davis. This was before Miss Davis became Mrs. Ronald Reagan. Small roles for familiar Barbara Billingsley and Jimmy Hunt.


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