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Woman in the Dark (1934)

A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dark" by Dashiell Hammett.

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Dashiell Hammett (story), Sada Cowan (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fay Wray ... Louise Loring
Ralph Bellamy ... John Bradley
Melvyn Douglas ... Tony Robson
Roscoe Ates ... Tommy Logan
Ruth Gillette ... Lil Logan
Joe King ... Detective
Nell O'Day ... Helen Grant
Frank Otto Frank Otto ... Kraus
Reed Brown Jr. ... Conroy
Granville Bates ... Sheriff Grant
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Frank Shannon ... Prison Warden
Cliff Dunstan ... Doctor (as Clifford Dunston)
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A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dark" by Dashiell Hammett.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Woman in the Shadows See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Detective: One thing I like about bananas is that they got no bones in them.
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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Woman in the Shadows (1934)

*** (out of 4)

Lightweight but entertaining crime/drama about a man (Ralph Bellamy) released from prison and deciding to stay alone in his cabin so that his bad temper won't get him back into prison. Everything's going well until a woman (Fay Wray) shows up being chased by her psychotic lover (Melvyn Douglas). There's nothing overly special about this "B" film from the Biograph Company but the three stars make it well worth watching. The pre-code elements with Wray's dress slipping down or the close-ups of her legs being shown are nice touches. Also known as Woman in the Dark. Directed by Phil Rosen who would go on to direct several Charlie Chan films as well as Spooks Run Wild and Return of the Ape Man.


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