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The Shadow Man (1953)

Street of Shadows (original title)
Approved | | Crime, Drama | 16 October 1953 (USA)
Small-time Soho hustler gets caught up in the murder of an ex-girl friend, evades the police and finally helps them to corner the real murderer.

Director:

Richard Vernon

Writers:

Richard Vernon (screenplay), Laurence Meynell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cesar Romero ... Luigi
Kay Kendall ... Barbara Gale
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Det. Insp. Johnstone
Victor Maddern ... Danny 'Limpy' Thomas
Simone Silva Simone Silva ... Angele Abbé
Liam Gaffney Liam Gaffney ... Constable Fred Roberts
Bill Travers ... Nigel Langley
Robert Cawdron ... Det. Sgt. Hadley
John Penrose ... Gerald Gale
Molly Hamley-Clifford Molly Hamley-Clifford ... 'Starry' Darrell
Eileen Way Eileen Way ... Mrs. Thoms
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... J.M. Mayall
Tony Sympson Tony Sympson ... Nikki (as Tony Simpson)
Rose McLaren Rose McLaren ... Rose
Michael Kelly Michael Kelly ... Merchant Seaman West
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Storyline

Luigi (Cesar Romero)is the owner of a pin-table saloon frequented by questionable characters and kept under constant police surveillance. He meets Barbara Gale (Kay Kendall), neglected wife of heavy gambler Gerald Gale (John Penrose) and after a brief romance, Barbara agrees to go away with Luigi. But Angelo Abbe (Simone Silva) is found stabbed to death in Luigi's apartment. Luigi asks his friend Limpy (Victor Maddern) to hep him hide the body but they are picked up by the police. Luigi escapes and sets out to prove his innocence while running from the law. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Every step he took led him to Murder and a woman ! See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow Man See more »

Filming Locations:

West End, London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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It's all VERY familiar
18 July 2008 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This film is included on a DVD that also has another "forgotten" Film Noir picture--SHOOT TO KILL. However, the film is called by its alternate title SHADOW MAN instead of STREET OF SHADOWS and stars Cesar Romero.

Romero stars as a man who owns a "pin-table lounge"--a place to drink, gamble and play various electronic games (such as pinball)--almost like a poor man's nightclub. He's generally a nice guy, but also a rather tough character. Oddly, for once, Romero uses a strong Spanish accent--something you usually heard less of in his American films.

When a woman is killed, Romero is caught trying to hide the body. Though he didn't do it, it sure looks bad for him. So, Romero escapes and spends the film trying to establish his innocence--a rather clichéd premise, to say the least. It's been done 1001 times before, so unfortunately, while it is well made, it's also incredibly familiar. Decent acting, decent direction and a second-rate plot--oh, and by the way, the soundtrack was really bad (it was mostly harmonica)!

FYI--Kay Kendall stars in this film. She later married Rex Harrison, though died of cancer just two years later in 1959. Also, the other film on the DVD (SHOOT TO KILL) is a more enjoyable film despite having a cast of no-name actors.


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