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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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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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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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Dell Faring: I know it sounds silly, David, but I'm terribly happy.
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Underrated '50's film-noir.
13 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

A young girl(Gigi Perreau) becomes traumatized after she witnesses the accidental killing of her stepmother(Kristine Miller). Well-acted film noir showcases the dramatic talents of the exceptionally gifted actress Ann Sothern, who was known primarily for her 'light' roles in films like MAISIE. The film also features an early appearance by Barbara Billingsey, better known as June Cleaver on the popular '50's sitcom LEAVE IT TO BEAVER.


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