MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,380 this week

The Shadow Man (1953)
"Street of Shadows" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  16 October 1953 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 88 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

Small-time Soho hustler gets caught up in the murder of an ex-girl friend, evades the police and finally helps them to corner the real murderer.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 8244 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 46 titles
created 14 Dec 2012
 
list image
a list of 1335 titles
created 3 months ago
 
list image
a list of 335 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Shadow Man" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Shadow Man (1953)

The Shadow Man (1953) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Shadow Man.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Thriller | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp..

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh
Arson, Inc. (1949)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An arson investigator goes undercover to break up a ring that sets fires in order to collect the insurance.

Director: William Berke
Stars: Robert Lowery, Anne Gwynne, Edward Brophy
FBI Girl (1951)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A governor planning to run for U.S. Senate has a secret past that could prove damaging to his political aspirations: he's a convicted murderer, and that will come to light if the FBI does ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke
Stars: Cesar Romero, George Brent, Audrey Totter
Shadow Man (Video 2006)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.

Director: Michael Keusch
Stars: Steven Seagal, Eva Pope, Imelda Staunton
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

English woman asks an American detective visiting London to help find her brother's killer

Directors: Sam Newfield, Pat Jackson
Stars: Cesar Romero, Lois Maxwell, Bernadette O'Farrell
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The killing of Mayor Palmer is being placed on Paul Moody by fingerprint expert Jim Stover as Moody's prints were found on the murder weapon. When reporter Brad Evans places doubt in ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Richard Travis, Sheila Ryan, Sid Melton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Lt. Dan Oliver, an American soldier in Korea, agrees to deliver a jade dragon statuette to a curio shop in Los Angeles. Soon after his arrival, he is murdered. Phil Ramsey and Ginny ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Richard Travis, Sheila Ryan, Sid Melton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

"The Man from Cairo", a Michaeldavid production for distribution by Lippert, with Ray Enright the only credited director on the film print, finds Mike Canelli, the man from Cairo, nosing ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Enright, Edoardo Anton
Stars: George Raft, Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A young hoodlum rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster's accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: James Cagney, Jean Harlow, Edward Woods
The Stranger (1946)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An investigator from the War Crimes Commission travels to Connecticut to find an infamous Nazi.

Director: Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Luigi
Kay Kendall ...
Barbara Gale
Edward Underdown ...
Det. Insp. Johnstone
Victor Maddern ...
Danny 'Limpy' Thomas
Simone Silva ...
Angele Abbé
Liam Gaffney ...
Constable Fred Roberts
...
Nigel Langley - Barbara's date
Robert Cawdron ...
Det. Sgt. Hadley
John Penrose ...
Gerald Gale, Barbara's husband
Molly Hamley-Clifford ...
'Starry' Darrell
Eileen Way ...
Mrs. Thoms, Angele's landlady
Paul Hardtmuth ...
J.M. 'Poppa' Mayall, jeweller-hideout keeper
Tony Sympson ...
Nikki, hustler (as Tony Simpson)
Rose McLaren ...
Rose
Michael Kelly ...
Merchant Seaman West, date-abuser
Edit

Storyline

Luigi (Cesar Romero)is the owner of a pin-table saloon frequented by questionable characters and kept under constant police surveillance. He meets Barbara Gale (Kay Kendall), neglected wife of heavy gambler Gerald Gale (John Penrose) and after a brief romance, Barbara agrees to go away with Luigi. But Angelo Abbe (Liam Gaffney) is found stabbed to death in Luigi's apartment. Luigi asks his friend Limpy (Victor Maddern) to hep him hide the body but they are picked up by the police. Luigi escapes and sets out to prove his innocence while running from the law. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Danger...CLUNGS TO HIM LIKE A WOMAN'S EMBRACE! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Man  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Mondo oscenità (1966) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dark British Noir Worth a Look
25 April 2007 | by (Out There in the Dark) – See all my reviews

The Anglo-Amalgamated series of British crime dramas and Films Noirs that featured Hollywood actors tended to find good use for them. STREET OF SHADOWS is no exception. Cesar Romero is just fine as Luigi, a pinball (pin-table) club/bar owner in London. His faint Hispanic accent gives him a certain exotic charm and he can take charge of a scene when its required. Along for the ride are Kay Kendall, Victor Maddern and Edward Underdown, all more than capable of fulfilling their character parts. This is a fairly routine movie, but it can keep a viewer guessing and it makes use of some effective visuals. Luigi's club is realistically crowded with drinkers, gamblers and novelty machines, along with the advertised pinball ones. Most effective are several very darkly filmed sequences in which the viewer is challenged to detect what may be going on. For his role as Limpy, Maddern adopts a convincing defect in his walk and his performance is the most affecting in the film. The only problem--a small one--is the harmonica by Tommy Reilly used prominently in the score. It doesn't really jive well with the urban setting. This won't make you forget BRIGHTON ROCK or THE BIG SLEEP; it's just a very decent addition to the British crime movie lineup.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Shadow Man (1953) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?