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Writers:
Richard Vernon (screenplay)
Laurence Meynell (novel)
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Release Date:
16 October 1953 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Every step he took led him to Murder and a woman ! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dark British Noir Worth a Look See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Cesar Romero ... Luigi
Kay Kendall ... Barbara Gale
Edward Underdown ... Det. Insp. Johnstone
Victor Maddern ... Danny 'Limpy' Thomas
Simone Silva ... Angele Abbé
Liam Gaffney ... Constable Fred Roberts

Bill Travers ... 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
Fred Griffiths ... Cab Driver
Henry Purvis ... Darrell (Starry Darrell's brother) (as Anaconda)
Lionel King ... The Cardsharp
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mela White ... Cockney Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Vernon 
 
Writing credits
Richard Vernon (screenplay)

Laurence Meynell (novel "The Creaking Chair")

Produced by
William Nassour .... producer
William H. Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Eric Spear 
 
Cinematography by
Phil Grindrod 
 
Film Editing by
Geoffrey Muller 
 
Art Direction by
George Haslam 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Craig .... makeup artist
Betty Sherriff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ted Holliday .... production manager
Leslie Sinclair .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alf Keating .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mickey O'Toole .... stand by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harry Benson .... sound recordist
Richard A. Smith .... sound supervisor
Sidney Rider .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Arthur Vincent .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ron Drinkwater .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ron Robson .... focus puller (uncredited)
Charles Trigg .... still photographer (uncredited)
Tony Young .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsie Curtis .... wardrobe mistress
 
Music Department
Tommy Reilly .... musician: harmonica solo (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Stuart Levy .... presenter
Gladys Reeve .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Street of Shadows" - UK (original title)
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Runtime:
76 min | UK:84 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Referenced in Mondo oscenità (1966)See more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Dark British Noir Worth a Look, 25 April 2007
Author: mackjay2 from Out There in the Dark

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.

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