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Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

A man shows up at Kimberley Prescott's villa claiming to be her brother. But Ward Prescott died in a car accident a year ago, so how can this man be him? Despite Kim's protests that the ... See full summary »

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A man shows up at Kimberley Prescott's villa claiming to be her brother. But Ward Prescott died in a car accident a year ago, so how can this man be him? Despite Kim's protests that the stranger isn't her brother, everyone else accepts him, including their uncle. Kim begins to fear for her sanity and her life. Written by Anonymous

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6 May 1958 (Japan)  »

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'Marcel Dailo' was a possible for Vargas. See more »

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The shadows on the wall next to the staircase change depending upon whether the shot is from the landing above or from the lower level. See more »

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Remake of The Whistler: Stranger in the House (1955) See more »

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In Search of a Dream
Music by Matyas Seiber
Lyrics by Robert Mellin
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You're not my brother!
30 May 2013 | by (Baltimore MD) – See all my reviews

Okay, there are a few loose threads in the plot. But Michael Anderson's direction is so good and the performances so spot-on that who cares? Anne Baxter is a very rich young lady, holed up in a luxurious Spanish villa, who is understandably scared when a visitor shows up claiming to be her brother. Only problem is that her brother died a year ago and she identified the body. With the would-be brother come a lurking butler and a gaunt, steely-eyed housekeeper who have given the previous servants their notice. Oh, and there are some papers they want her to sign. Richard Todd is icily smooth as the visitor and Herbert Lom confused as a local policeman who doesn't know who to believe. Well worth watching.


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