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Violent Stranger (II) (1957)
"Man in the Shadow" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  September 1957 (UK)
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A woman's husband has been convicted of murder. Knowing he is innocent, she sets out to find the real killer.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Scott ...
John Lewis Sullivan
Barbara Peters
Peter Illing ...
Carlo Raffone
Faith Brook ...
Joan Lennox
John Welsh ...
Inspector Hunt
Julian Strange ...
Detective Sergeant
Jimmy Norris
Kay Callard ...
Pamela Norris
Harold Siddons ...
Colin Wells
John Horsley ...
Alan Peters
Fabia Drake ...
Sister Veronica
Catherina Ferraz ...
Sister Cristina (as Catharina Ferraz)
Alec Finter ...
Mr. Holman, Bank Manager
Launce Maraschal ...
Canadian Consul (as Launce Marashal)
Bruno Barnabe ...
Italian Barber


A woman's husband has been convicted of murder. Knowing he is innocent, she sets out to find the real killer.

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Crime | Drama





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British noir stuff at its best.

I looked for this Monty Tully's film since a while now. I am a great UK noir - from the late fifties and early sixties - fan. And with this one, starring two American actors, I was not disappointed. The topic is rather usual; a woman tries to clear her husband condemned to death because of a crime he did not commit. But the way the story is told, it is very exciting. A man comes to meet the wife - Domergue - and tells her that a nearly dying man - actually in coma - confessed a crime, the one for which the wife's husband is accused of. So the man proposes Domergue to save her husband's life. Against of course a little "reward".

The "dying" man is no one else than Zachary Scott who gives here a delicious performance as the villain. Who, as you may guess, will try anything to get the man's - he confessed to - mouth closed once and for good...

Yes, folks, a very effective British noir.

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