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Chase a Crooked Shadow

1958 1h 32m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 52% Audience Score 50+ Ratings The arrival of her presumed-dead brother (Richard Todd) drives an heiress (Anne Baxter) to the brink of insanity. Read More Read Less

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Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A good suspense thriller. Nov 7, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews It tries to pass muster as a Hitchcockian thriller but lacks the Master's storytelling skills. Rated: C+ May 15, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D A bit contrived at times but it packs one hell of a twist. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/02/23 Full Review ashley h Chase a Crooked Shadow is a disappointing film. It is about a stranger shows-up at Kimberley Prescott's villa and claims he is her brother who supposedly died the previous year in a car accident. Richard Todd and Anne Baxter give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Michael Anderson did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review dave j Kimberley Prescott (Anne Baxter) living it up with her father's diamond mine inheritance, she would then get an unexpected visit from a young man (Richard Todd) claiming he is her deceased brother. Is it gaslight or is it something else. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member good thriller good chem between todd and baxter Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Twisty little thriller with a good performance from Baxter. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member A classic British thrillerthat resembles later Hammer's psychological thriller series (Paranoiac, Taste of Fear, ...) with a fair few twists and turns. Director Michael Anderson directs the film in a relatively straight forward manne and manages to build some good shock jump-shock scenes. Well written and boasting solid production (though probably very little was actually filmed in Spain and the rear projection scenes are noticable) and some good acting all round and starring Richard Todd, Anne Baxter and Herbert Lom. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The arrival of her presumed-dead brother (Richard Todd) drives an heiress (Anne Baxter) to the brink of insanity.
Director
Michael Anderson
Producer
Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Thomas Clyde
Screenwriter
David D. Osborn, Charles Sinclair
Production Co
Associated Dragon
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Jun 17, 2014
Runtime
1h 32m