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The Shadow
The Shadow (1937)
  • Director:
    Charles C. Coleman
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  • Writer:
    Milton Raison,Arthur T. Horman
  • Cast:
    Rita Hayworth,Charles Quigley,Marc Lawrence
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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 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.
Cast overview, first billed only:
Rita Hayworth Rita Hayworth - Mary Gillespie
Charles Quigley Charles Quigley - Jim Quinn
Marc Lawrence Marc Lawrence - Kid Crow
Arthur Loft Arthur Loft - Sheriff Jackson
Dick Curtis Dick Curtis - Carlos
Vernon Dent Vernon Dent - Dutch Schultz
Marjorie Main Marjorie Main - Hannah Gillespie
Donald Kirke Donald Kirke - Peter Martinet
Dwight Frye Dwight Frye - Vindecco
Bess Flowers Bess Flowers - Marianne
William Irving William Irving - Mac
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston - Woody
Sally St. Clair Sally St. Clair - Dolores
Sue St. Clair Sue St. Clair - Rosa
John Tyrrell John Tyrrell - Mr. Moreno

The Shadow (1937)

This was the third of the five Columbia Pictures' quickies in which Rita Hayworth was teamed with Charles Quigley. She later duplicated this number when cast with Glenn Ford.

This is the first film in which Rita Hayworth was given top billing.

From "Weekly Variety": "Rita Hayworth, the manager of the show, and Quigley, her press agent, both turn in good performances, the Hayworth girl turning in better work all the time. Even gets away with a show of high emotion occasionally, which is something for these femmes assigned to leads in films which consume less than a month from brain to can."