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The Shadow on the Window (1957)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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, ...See moreThree 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 See less
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Writers
David P. Harmon (screenplay) | John Hawkins (story) | Ward Hawkins (story) | Leo Townsend (screenplay)
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Cinematographer
Frank G. Carson (as Kit Carson)
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Updated Mar 6, 1957

Release date
Mar 6, 1957 (United States)

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43 cast members
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Philip Carey
Detective Sgt. Tony Atlas (as Phil Carey) Detective Sgt. Tony Atlas (as Phil Carey)   See fewer
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Betty Garrett
Linda Atlas Linda Atlas   See fewer
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John Drew Barrymore
Jess Reber (as John Barrymore Jr.) Jess Reber (as John Barrymore Jr.)   See fewer
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Corey Allen
Gil Ramsey Gil Ramsey   See fewer
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Gerald Sarracini
Joey Gomez Joey Gomez   See fewer
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Jerry Mathers
Petey Atlas Petey Atlas   See fewer
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Sam Gilman
Sgt. Paul Denke Sgt. Paul Denke   See fewer
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Rusty Lane
Capt. McQuade Capt. McQuade   See fewer
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Ainslie Pryor
Dr. Hodges Dr. Hodges   See fewer
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Paul Picerni
Bigelow Bigelow   See fewer
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Dave Barry
Miller (uncredited) Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nesdon Booth
Conway - Truck Driver (uncredited) Conway - Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Bryar
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Carlos
Felipe (uncredited) Felipe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thom Carney
Character (uncredited) Character (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cisar
Proprietor (uncredited) Proprietor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curtis Cooksey
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Corden
Louie (uncredited) Louie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Daly
San Francisco Dispatcher (uncredited) San Francisco Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Diane DeLaire
Thelma (uncredited) Thelma (uncredited)   See fewer
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Watson Downs
Ben Canfield (uncredited) Ben Canfield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Erwin
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeanne Ferguson
Girl (uncredited) Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Garrett
Dr. Turnesa (uncredited) Dr. Turnesa (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Hayward
Dispatcher (uncredited) Dispatcher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Leavitt
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Lomas
Jim Warren (uncredited) Jim Warren (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nora Marlowe
Mrs. Bergen (uncredited) Mrs. Bergen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eve McVeagh
Bessie Warren (uncredited) Bessie Warren (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Milletaire
Sgt. Nordli (uncredited) Sgt. Nordli (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mort Mills
Myra's Husband (uncredited) Myra's Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Montgomery
Bus Driver (uncredited) Bus Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Nelson
Unshaven Man (uncredited) Unshaven Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Quinn
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Angela Stevens
Myra (uncredited) Myra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wayne Taylor
Young Man (uncredited) Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
Lounger (uncredited) Lounger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julian Upton
Bergen (uncredited) Bergen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mel Welles
Polikoff (uncredited) Polikoff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Whiteman
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 227 votes