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Shadow of a Man (1956)

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After a fight, a drunk is found dead, but is the cause of death heart failure or murder?



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Complete credited cast:
Paul Carpenter ...
Gene Landers
Rona Anderson ...
Linda Bryant
Jane Griffiths ...
Carol Seaton
Tony Quinn ...
Inspector Gates
Ronald Leigh-Hunt ...
Norman Farrel
Bill Nagy ...
Paul Bryant
Jack Taylor ...
Sergeant McBride
Robert O'Neil ...
Rose Alba ...
Cabaret Singer
Geoffrey Wilner
Diana Chesney ...
Mrs. Carter


After a fight, a drunk is found dead, but is the cause of death heart failure or murder?

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Crime | Drama





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January 1956 (UK)  »

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Goofy theatrical melodrama with some improbable plotting, and implausible accents
16 July 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Set in mid-50s Hastings there might be something to interest the social historian but otherwise this picture has nothing to it that is truly cinematic: dialogue, direction, music, photography and especially acting all fail to coalesce into anything convincing. Disconcertingly the narrative lurches for one scene into Chandleresque first person and then out of it again, the very unsatisfying result of which is that a central character never fully emerges. In all another failed attempt at post-war British film noir.

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