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The Shadow (1937)

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59 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Mary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor ...See moreMary Gillespie is restoring the Col. Gillespie Circus to its former splendor after her father's death. With the help of her publicist boyfriend Jim, the sell-out crowds are returning to the big top. Egotistical equestrian star Senor Martinet, however, holds $60,000 of notes signed by the Colonel and due in 24 hours. When a mysterious shadowy figure is seen on the circus lot, and Martinet is murdered in the center ring during his performance, there are suspects aplenty, including Vindecco, Martinet's badly abused hunchback assistant. When Vindecco is murdered after confiding clues to Mary, Jim turns her over to the local sheriff, and continues the investigation to unmask the shaodw on his own. Written by Sister Grimm See less
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Director
Charles C. Coleman (as C.C. Coleman Jr.)
Writers
Milton Raison (story) | Arthur T. Horman (screenplay)
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Updated Dec 22, 1937

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Dec 22, 1937 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Rita Hayworth
Mary Gillespie Mary Gillespie   See fewer
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Charles Quigley
Jim Quinn Jim Quinn   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
Kid Crow Kid Crow   See fewer
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Arthur Loft
Sheriff Jackson Sheriff Jackson   See fewer
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Dick Curtis
Carlos Carlos   See fewer
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Vernon Dent
Dutch Schultz Dutch Schultz   See fewer
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Marjorie Main
Hannah Gillespie Hannah Gillespie   See fewer
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Donald Kirke
Peter Martinet Peter Martinet   See fewer
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Dwight Frye
Vindecco Vindecco   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Marianne Marianne   See fewer
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Sally St. Clair
Dolores Dolores   See fewer
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John Tyrrell
Mr. Moreno Mr. Moreno   See fewer
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Beatrice Curtis
Mrs. Moreno Mrs. Moreno   See fewer
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Ann Doran
Shaw Sister Shaw Sister   See fewer
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Beatrice Blinn
Shaw Sister Shaw Sister   See fewer
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Bud Jamison
Ticket Seller Ticket Seller   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Ticket Seller Ticket Seller   See fewer
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Francis Sayles
Mr. Shaw Mr. Shaw   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Circus Doctor Circus Doctor   See fewer
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Edward LeSaint
Bascomb Bascomb   See fewer
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Harry Bernard
Joey - Night Watchman Joey - Night Watchman   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Dan - Carnival Roustabout Dan - Carnival Roustabout   See fewer
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Teddy Mangean
Masked Figure Masked Figure   See fewer
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Mr. Clemens
Knife-Throwing Act (uncredited) Knife-Throwing Act (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mrs. Clemens
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George Hickman
Messenger Boy (uncredited) Messenger Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 47 votes