Always looks interesting – low-key lighting creating silhouettes and dark SHADOWS.


Fred Astaire and Eleanor Powell ‘Begin the Beguine’ in “ Broadway Melody of 1940”.


There is a lot of digging going on in “Arsenic and Old Lace.” A Boris Karloff look-a- like in Raymond Massey, with his sidekick Peter Lorre.


Nobody gets the better of Dan Duryea  . Not true . Lizabeth Scott hangs him out to dry in “ No Time for Tears.”


Charles Boyer, in the shadows, watches Jean Arthur being assaulted by Ivan Lebedeff in    “ History is Made at Night”. Don’t worry, Boyer to the rescue.


Lyle Bettger is in THE VANQUISHED (1953), under its previous title, ROCK GRAYSON’S WOMEN.

(Rock  Grayson was played by John Payne.)


The star cast of  “ The Shining Hour”.    Robert Young, Fay Bainter Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan , Melvyn Douglas.

Haven’t seen this one.


Robert Montgomery,Lloyd Nolan, Audrey Totter.LADY IN THE LAKE.


George Sanders, Lucille Ball. LURED.

Sanders’ shadow is huge and menacing even though Lucille has the gun.


Vincent Sherman, Rita Hayworth. AFFAIR in TRINIDAD.

Love these facial silhouettes.


Humphrey Bogart


Popular 1927 song by Al Jolson, Billy Rose, Dave Dreyer. Recorded by many singers over the years.


Victor Jory playing “The Shadow”.



The Thin Man was actually the character ‘Clyde Wynant’, but subsequently the ‘Nick Charles’ character was referred to as The Thin Man.


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  1. Every time I watch Bette Davis’ THE LETTER I’m conscious of the use of shadows in the great cinematography of Tony Gaudio.

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