Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)




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Why has total stranger Richard Todd shown up at the villa of wealthy Anne Baxter? Why does he claim to be her long-lost brother? Is Todd planning to finagle Baxter out of her inheritance? Is someone going to end up seriously dead? The answers to these questions can be found in Chase a Crooked Shadow, a confounding chiller with more than a few adroit plot twists. Before the film has run its course, we learn that the true villain is not necessarily whom it appears to be--nor is the heroine all that she seems. Chase a Crooked Shadow was based on an 1943 Whistler radio play; the plot was later reworked into no fewer than three American made-for-TV movies.


Richard Todd
as Ward Prescott
Anne Baxter
as Kimberley Prescott
Herbert Lom
as Police Commissar Vargas
Alexander Knox
as Chandler Brisson
Faith Brook
as Mrs. Whitman
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It tries to pass muster as a Hitchcockian thriller but lacks the Master's storytelling skills.

May 15, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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