Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller, Film Noir  |   Release Date - Sep 20, 1955 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Dirk Bogarde digressed from his usual lightweight image to portray a smarmy murderer in Cast a Dark Shadow. He kills his first wife (Mona Washbourne), hoping to claim her inheritance. Surprise! The inheritance is a myth. Thus Bogarde sets his sights on barkeeper Margaret Lockwood, whom he knows to be heavily insured. But Lockwood is possessed of a naturally suspicious nature, making Bogarde's second murder plot a bit more delicate than his first. Cast a Dark Shadow is a too-literal adaptation of Janet Green's stage play Murder Mistaken.

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fortune-hunter, inheritance, murder, scheme, wife