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The Shadow Man (1953)

Street of Shadows (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama | 16 October 1953 (USA)
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.

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Cast

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

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

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Referenced in Mondo oscenità (1966) See more »

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a desperate Cesar is carrying around the body of Ms Kendall
4 February 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Pretty obscure British noir starring Cesar Romero and Kay Kendall. Both actors perform well enough but it is the exotic Simone Silva who is a little more eye catching and the ever limping 'Limpy' who sees a little more of the action. What action there is, that is, for this is fairly lame stuff with the various fairground staples like the laughing policeman and a fortune telling clown being relied upon to 'spice things up'. True we do have the attempted seduction of the aforementioned Simone and the protracted and effective sequence where a desperate Cesar is carrying around the body of Ms Kendall. She seems more fetching dead but that's probably just me! The London street scenes have a certain charm and there are little touches like the 'rag and bone man' and the real life fortune teller, who looks like she stepped out of the music hall. Bit of a novelty and it doesn't outstay its welcome. It is suggested that 7 minutes were taken out for US release and I can't possibly imagine what that was for.


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