IMDb > The Shadow Man (1953)

The Shadow Man (1953) More at IMDbPro »Street of Shadows (original title)

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.1/10   89 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Richard Vernon (screenplay)
Laurence Meynell (novel)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Shadow Man on IMDbPro.
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 »
User Reviews:
a desperate Cesar is carrying around the body of Ms Kendall See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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)
Create a character page for: ?

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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mondo oscenità (1966)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
a desperate Cesar is carrying around the body of Ms Kendall, 4 February 2007
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Shadow Man (1953)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
I Became a Criminal Hell Is a City Stage Fright Gideon of Scotland Yard The Desperate Hours
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Crime section IMDb UK section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.