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The Shadow on the Window (1957)

Three teenagers, led by psychopathic Jess Reber, break into an isolated farmhouse and murder its prosperous owner whose secretary, Linda Atlas, witnesses the crime. The three thugs decide ... See full summary »

Director:

William Asher

Writers:

David P. Harmon (screenplay), John Hawkins (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Philip Carey ... Detective Sgt. Tony Atlas (as Phil Carey)
Betty Garrett ... Linda Atlas
John Drew Barrymore ... Jess Reber (as John Barrymore Jr.)
Corey Allen ... Gil Ramsey
Gerald Sarracini Gerald Sarracini ... Joey Gomez
Jerry Mathers ... Petey Atlas
Sam Gilman ... Sgt. Paul Denke
Rusty Lane ... Capt. McQuade
Ainslie Pryor Ainslie Pryor ... Dr. Hodges
Paul Picerni ... Bigelow
William Leslie ... Stuart
Doreen Woodbury Doreen Woodbury ... Molly
Ellie Kent Ellie Kent ... Girl
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Storyline

Three teenagers, led by psychopathic Jess Reber, break into an isolated farmhouse and murder its prosperous owner whose secretary, Linda Atlas, witnesses the crime. The three thugs decide to hold her hostage. Detective Tony Atlas, perplexed by the sudden disappearance of Betty, his estranged wife, tries desperately to locate her. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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your eyes will open wide... at the terrifying things that happen in that room!

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Missing Witness See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Encore-Mystery Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Mostly a Drag
15 January 2019 | by lifesoboringSee all my reviews

When it started out it seemed like it could be decent watching. It became tedious and boring because the three robbers/kidnappers were incredibly stupid. Made me uninterested in movie. The acting, overall, is below par. There is nothing much to recommend this movie.


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