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City of Shadows (1955)

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70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Dan Mason, a twelve-year-old newsboy, is an expert at figuring all the angles; so, when Kink, veteran bartender at Billy's Steak House, catches him winning a big jackpot in the battered old slot machines that belong to seedy Tim Channing, ...See moreDan Mason, a twelve-year-old newsboy, is an expert at figuring all the angles; so, when Kink, veteran bartender at Billy's Steak House, catches him winning a big jackpot in the battered old slot machines that belong to seedy Tim Channing, he not only defies them to do anything about it but shows Tim how he can corner the slot-machine racket and, at the same time, put his big-racketeer competitors Tony Finetti and Angelo Di Bruno out of the running. Thusly begins a partnership between the larcenous---but big-hearted---Tim and the precocious newsboy that lasts and prospers while he is growing up. Reaching college age Dan studies law, showing a greater aptitude for finding loopholes in the law than an inclination to uphold it, despite the advice of his law-school Dean and the wholesome companionship of his roommate Roy Fellows, whose father is a retired judge. But Dan meets Roy's sister Fern and his family, and the sincerity and friendliness of Roy's parents and the open adoration of Fern make him begin to work on the right side of the law instead of against it. So, after graduating from law school, Dan agrees to go to work for his old friend Tim...but only if it is honest work. Tim promises him it will be, but then Finetti and Di Bruno show up from the old days and Tim is put into a compromising position..and things aren't going just exactly as Dan planned and Tim promised. Written by Les Adams See less
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Houston Branch (screenplay by)
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Updated Jun 2, 1955

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Jun 2, 1955 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Victor McLaglen
Big Tim Channing Big Tim Channing   See fewer
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John Baer
Dan Mason Dan Mason   See fewer
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Kathleen Crowley
Fern Fellows Fern Fellows   See fewer
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Anthony Caruso
Tony Finetti Tony Finetti   See fewer
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June Vincent
Linda Fairaday Linda Fairaday   See fewer
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Richard Reeves
Angelo Di Bruno Angelo Di Bruno   See fewer
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Paul Maxey
Davis, Disbarred Lawyer Davis, Disbarred Lawyer   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
District Attorney Hunt District Attorney Hunt   See fewer
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Richard Travis
Phil Jergins Phil Jergins   See fewer
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Kay E. Kuter
Bartender Kink (as Kay Kuter) Bartender Kink (as Kay Kuter)   See fewer
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Nicolas Coster
Roy Fellows Roy Fellows   See fewer
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Gloria Pall
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Fern Hall
Miss Hall Miss Hall   See fewer
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John Alvin
Security Guard at 20th Century Security Company (uncredited) Security Guard at 20th Century Security Company (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Ski Lodge Proprietor (uncredited) Ski Lodge Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edith Evanson
Mrs. Fellows (uncredited) Mrs. Fellows (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Gilmore
Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited) Radio Broadcaster (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy Grohman
Dan Mason, as a Young Boy (uncredited) Dan Mason, as a Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Maxwell
Dean, Law Professor (uncredited) Dean, Law Professor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tyler McVey
District Attorney's Aide (uncredited) District Attorney's Aide (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Meredith
Judge Fellows (uncredited) Judge Fellows (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Girl in Booth in Bar (uncredited) Girl in Booth in Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Barfly (uncredited) Barfly (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 35 votes