Street of Shadows (1953 film)

Street of Shadows is a 1953 British film noir written and directed by Richard Vernon (not the actor). It was released in the United States as Shadow Man.[1]

Street of Shadows
Street of Shadows film poster.jpg
US theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Vernon
Written byRichard Vernon
Based onThe Creaking Chair
by Laurence Meynell
Produced byWilliam Nassour
William H. Williams
Nat Cohen
Stuart Levy
StarringCesar Romero
Kay Kendall
Victor Maddern
Simone Silva
CinematographyPhil Grindrod
Edited byGeoffrey Muller
Music byEric Spear The soundtrack includes Tommy Reilly playing the chromatic harmonica. An interesting aspect to the movie given that Kay Kendall also starred in the 1953 movie "Genevieve" with the chromatic harmonica soundtrack composed and played by Larry Adler.
William Nassour Productions
Merton Park Studios
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated (UK)
Lippert Productions (USA)
Release date
16 October 1953 (USA)
Running time
84 mins (UK)
76 mins (USA)
CountryUnited Kingdom

It stars Cesar Romero and features an early performance by Kay Kendall.[2]


Luigi, the owner of a Soho saloon, is romancing an unhappily married socialite, Barbara Gale. He finds himself accused for the murder of ex-girl friend, Angela, who was found stabbed in his apartment. He evades the police and asks his friend Limpy for help. ...spoiler alert... ...spoiler alert... ...spoiler alert... It turns out Limpy was the real killer of Angela.



  1. ^ Review at
  2. ^ Review of movie at Reviews from the Bottom of the Barrell] accessed 26 June 2014

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