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Writer:
Kent Jones (written by)
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Martin Scorsese narrates this tribute to Val Lewton, the producer of a series of memorable low-budget horror films for RKO Studios... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
Scorsese Returning to Horror?
 (From FEARnet. 22 November 2011)

User Reviews:
Lesser of the Two Lewton Docs See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Martin Scorsese ... Narrator (voice)

Elias Koteas ... Voice of Val Lewton (voice)

Roger Corman ... Himself - Interviewee
Glen Gabbard ... Himself - Interviewee (as Dr. Glen Gabbard)
Kiyoshi Kurosawa ... Himself - Interviewee
Val E. Lewton ... Himself - Interviewee
Alexander Nemerov ... Himself - Interviewee
Ann Carter ... Herself - Interviewee (as Ann Carter Newton)
Geoffrey O'Brien ... Himself - Interviewee
Jacques Tourneur ... Himself - Interviewee (archive footage)

Robert Wise ... Himself - Interviewee (archive footage)

Alla Nazimova ... (archive footage) (as Nazimova)

Simone Simon ... (archive footage)
Ben Bard ... (archive footage)
Sir Lancelot ... (archive footage)
Elizabeth Russell ... (archive footage)
Billy House ... (archive footage)
Skelton Knaggs ... (archive footage)

Richard Dix ... (archive footage)
Frances Dee ... (archive footage)
Tom Conway ... (archive footage)

Anna Lee ... (archive footage)
James Bell ... (archive footage)
Helene Thimig ... (archive footage)
Kate Drain Lawson ... (archive footage)

Ian Wolfe ... (archive footage)
Donna Lee ... (archive footage)
Dewey Robinson ... (archive footage)
Lou Lubin ... (archive footage)
Edith Barrett ... (archive footage)
Abner Biberman ... (archive footage)
Theresa Harris ... (archive footage)
Edith Atwater ... (archive footage)

Jack Holt ... (archive footage)

Alan Napier ... (archive footage)

Evelyn Brent ... (archive footage)

Boris Karloff ... (archive footage)

Henry Daniell ... (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Val Lewton ... Himself (archive footage)
Kent Smith ... Various roles (uncredited) (archive footage)

Orson Welles ... Himself (uncredited) (archive sound)
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Directed by
Kent Jones 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kent Jones  written by

Produced by
Mikaela Beardsley .... line producer
Margaret Bodde .... producer
Tom Brown .... executive producer: Turner Classic Movies
Martin Scorsese .... producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff .... executive producer: Sikelia Productions (as Emma Tillinger)
 
Cinematography by
Robert Shepard (director of photography) (as Bobby Shepard)
 
Film Editing by
Kristen Huntley 
 
Art Department
Tony Aramburu .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
James Baker .... sound recordist
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Steuart Pearce .... sound recordist
Reilly Steele .... sound mixer
Philip Stockton .... sound editor
Jimmy Williams .... sound recordist (as James Williams)
 
Visual Effects by
Tony Aramburu .... title design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hirohisa Ota .... additional camerawork
Richard Pearce .... additional camerawork
 
Editorial Department
Mikaela Beardsley .... additional assistant editor
Will Cox .... colorist
Will Cox .... on-line editor
Chris Pressler .... additional assistant editor
Bryan Quinn .... additional assistant editor
Kristin Rodriguez .... additional assistant editor
Tyler H. Walk .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ralph P. Brescia .... legal services
Maria Franzese .... production accountant
Shigehiko Hasumi .... interviewer: Japanese
Arnie Herrmann .... accounting services
Michael Mann .... accounting services
John Migliore .... researcher
Allison Niedermeier .... production associate
Freida Orange .... assistant: Martin Scorsese
Robert Stein .... legal services (as F. Robert Stein)
James Yeagashi .... translator
 
Thanks
Marianne Bower .... special thanks
Scott Brock .... special thanks
Bruni Burres .... special thanks
John Carpenter .... special thanks
Ned Comstock .... special thanks
Nick Damiano .... special thanks
George Feltenstein .... special thanks
Don Fleming .... special thanks
Greg Ford .... special thanks
Amanda Gabbard .... special thanks
Pattie Giordan .... special thanks
Peter Gizzi .... special thanks
Bruce Goldstein .... special thanks
Carter Gunn .... special thanks
Hadley Gwin .... special thanks
Kristen Hassell .... special thanks
Shigehiko Hasumi .... special thanks
Linda Hoaglund .... special thanks
Madoka Imura .... special thanks
Andrézj Jones .... special thanks
Ethan Jones .... special thanks
Tom Karsch .... special thanks
Val E. Lewton .... very special thanks
Bryan McKenzie .... special thanks
Kristen Molina .... special thanks
Stephen Newton .... special thanks
Sandy Patch .... special thanks
Mark Raker .... special thanks
Laura Rosenthal .... special thanks
Nicolas Saada .... special thanks
Richard Schickel .... special thanks
Joel E. Siegel .... very special thanks
Airi Suzuki .... special thanks
Charles Tabesh .... special thanks
David Tedeschi .... special thanks
Tom Weaver .... special thanks
Elizabeth Willis .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows" - USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
USA:77 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Orson Welles' voice is heard narrating the trailer of Citizen Kane (1941) as a brief clip of it is shown.See more »
Movie Connections:
References House of Frankenstein (1944)See more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Lesser of the Two Lewton Docs, 25 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Val Lewton: Man in the Shadows (2008)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Martin Scorsese produced and narrates this documentary that takes a look at the life and career of producer Val Lewton who hated the horror genre but become best known for his horror titles like The Body Snatcher, Bedlam, I Walked with a Zombie and Cat People. I personally find many of Lewton's horror movies overrated but they are popular so I understand the need to do a documentary on them but to do one on Lewton never really made much sense to me. It's even more senseless when you consider that another documentary, Shadows in the Dark was just made in 2005. As with that documentary, there really isn't much to Lewton so we learn very little. He didn't do interviews, didn't have any on camera stuff and in reality there's very little known about him so we don't learn a thing. When they discuss the movies we still don't learn anything outside the fact that Lewton hated horror movies and didn't want to work with Boris Karloff. Since there's nothing to Lewton I just can't justify having two documentaries about him and in the end neither of them do much. Roger Corman, Robert Wise and Japanese director Kiyoski Kurosawa are the only movie people interviewed and both only get a few clips.

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