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Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 6 May 1958 (Japan)
At Kimberley Prescott's villa, a stranger shows-up and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident.



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Complete credited cast:
Chandler Bridson
Mrs. Whitman
Alan Tilvern ...
Thelma D'Aguiar ...
Maria (as Thelma d'Aguiar)


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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The tensest tension of any picture in ten years ! See more »


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Release Date:

6 May 1958 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Flüsternde Schatten  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Opening and closing credits: The characters in this photoplay are fictitious and bear no resemblance to any real persons living or dead. See more »


Whilst Ward accepts Kimberley's challenge and drives round the bends, the odometer of the car barely changes from 17858 to 17859, implying they covered a distance of 1 mile (or km). Considering the speed at which Ward drove and the time it took, the entire distance covered to be a paltry 1 mile (or km) is implausible. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: BARCELONA See more »


Remade as Sesh Anka (1963) See more »


In Search of a Dream
Music by Matyas Seiber
Lyrics by Robert Mellin
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A classic 'B' movie thriller you won't forget.
7 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

A movie you will always remember. Intriguing story, 'look behind you' thrills, 'face at the door' shocks, solid acting, a great 'twist in the tale' and haunting guitar music.

It may have been cheaply made and studio bound but it just goes to prove you can't beat a good story and ... a memorable tune. Enjoy, because they don't make them like that anymore.

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