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Woman in the Dark (1934)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 9 November 1934 (USA)
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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Kinda Cute Crime Drama
13 May 2016 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

"Woman in the Shadows" AKA "Woman in the Dark" (1934). It's not a bad lighthearted crime drama - would have been much better without the comedy - would be better as a serious piece but it's not bad as it is. It's not a complicated story - it's simple but effective for what it is.

John Bradley is a man out of prison for manslaughter. He decides to live alone - he simply wants to be alone because he's afraid of his own bad temper hurting someone again. And for a man that wants to be alone he sure attracted a lot of company and that company leads him to fear he's killed someone again so he and his newfound female company goes on the run together.

And for a tough guy that doesn't like chicks to well because they are trouble he sure turned out to be a soft romantic.

5/10


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