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Shadow of a Woman (1946)

A young bride's marital bliss is replaced by shades of suspicion when she suspects that her husband is trying to starve his young son to death in order to claim an inheritance the boy is ... See full summary »

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Joseph Santley

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Whitman Chambers (screenplay), C. Graham Baker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helmut Dantine ... Dr. Eric Ryder
Andrea King ... Brooke Gifford Ryder
William Prince ... David G. MacKellar
John Alvin ... Carl
Becky Brown ... Genevieve Calvin
Richard Erdman ... Joe (as Dick Erdman)
Peggy Knudsen ... Louise Ryder
Don McGuire ... Johnnie
Lisa Golm ... Emma
Larry Geiger Larry Geiger ... Philip Ryder
Monte Blue ... Mike
J. Scott Smart ... Timothy Freeman (as Jack Smart)
Leah Baird ... Mrs. Calvin
Lottie Williams Lottie Williams ... Sarah
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A young bride's marital bliss is replaced by shades of suspicion when she suspects that her husband is trying to starve his young son to death in order to claim an inheritance the boy is entitled to. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Schatten einer Frau See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Cincinnati Monday 17 September 1957 on WKRC (Channel 12); it first aired in Boston Wednesday 16 January 1957 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Bloomington IN Saturday 30 March 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Portland OR Tuesday 16 April 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), and in San Diego CA Tuesday 21 May 1957 on KFMB (Channel 8). See more »

Goofs

When Eric and Brooke are driving in the country from their city honeymoon hotel, they are in a dark car and pass an open area on the right. There is an abrupt edit as can be noted in the changed shadows on the right, before the car that is following them closely can be seen. See more »

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References Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

How Many Hearts Have You Broken (With Those Great Big Beautiful Eyes)
(uncredited)
Music by Al Kaufman
[Played on the car radio]
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That Poor Little Boy!
12 September 2003 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

Andrea King makes a mistake when she marries sinister alternative-medicine doctor Helmut Dantine. She realizes it pretty quickly, as we see in a story told from her point of view in flashback.

He seems like a truly loathsome person. It's hard, though, not to wonder if this movie was unwritten by the AMA. After all, not ALL people practicing alternative therapies, even back then are/were evil and/or quacks.

The most poignant part is the man's son, who is being held captive and being given a horrifyingly Spartan diet, ostensibly for his health.

That part will send chills up your spine. (If it knocks your spine out of quack, call a chiropractor.)


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