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Woman in the Dark (1934)

Passed | | Crime, Drama | 9 November 1934 (USA)
A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dark" by Dashiell Hammett.

Director:

Phil Rosen

Writers:

Dashiell Hammett (story), Sada Cowan (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Fay Wray ... Louise Loring
Ralph Bellamy ... John Bradley
Melvyn Douglas ... Tony Robson
Roscoe Ates ... Tommy Logan
Ruth Gillette ... Lil Logan
Joe King ... Detective
Nell O'Day ... Helen Grant
Frank Otto Frank Otto ... Kraus
Reed Brown Jr. ... Conroy
Granville Bates ... Sheriff Grant
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Frank Shannon ... Prison Warden
Cliff Dunstan ... Doctor (as Clifford Dunston)
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A paroled prisoner hits a man attacking a woman. He runs away scared that he may have killed him - he did not. From a book "Woman in the Dark" by Dashiell Hammett.

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Alternate title: "Woman in the Shadows" See more »

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Detective: One thing I like about bananas is that they got no bones in them.
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Creaker of all creakers
9 August 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Lightweight crime picture about a man (Ralph Bellamy) recently released from prison for killing a guy in a fight over a girl. It doesn't take long before he finds himself in trouble again over another girl (Fay Wray), thanks to a guy (Melvyn Douglas) who thinks that girl belongs to him. I was anxious to see this due to the stars involved and Dashiell Hammett's name attached. What an immense disappointment this was. The whole thing creaks along like it was made the very day talking pictures were invented. Plodding pace with no memorable lines or scenes. Bellamy does fine playing a tougher role than we're used to seeing him in. But there's a reason why he was eventually typecast as the genial "runner-up" who loses the girl to the more exciting star of the picture. The rest of the cast doesn't stink but no one impresses, either. Phil Rosen's direction is nothing to brag about. This one is a drag, in my opinion. But obviously other reviewers saw something I didn't so give it a shot and see what you think. But keep expectations low.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1934 (USA) See more »

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