Cast a Dark Shadow


Edward "Teddy" Bare killed his first wife (making it look like an accident) hoping to claim her inheritance, only to discover she didn't have one. When another chance presents itself Bare plans to kill his next wife. But murder second time round is a bit more difficult.

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  1. John Cresswell


  2. Lewis Gilbert


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  1. Dirk Bogarde

    Dirk Bogarde

    Edward "Teddy" Bare

  2. Margaret Lockwood

    Margaret Lockwood

    Freda Jeffries

  3. Kay Walsh

    Kay Walsh

    Charlotte Young

  4. Kathleen Harrison

    Kathleen Harrison


  5. Robert Flemyng

    Robert Flemyng

    Phillip Mortimer

  6. Mona Washbourne

    Mona Washbourne

    Monica Bare

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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Revenue -

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  • November 27, 1957



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Anyone would think it was Bluebeard's chamber!

Cast a Dark Shadow is directed by Kewis Gilbert and adapted to screenplay by John Cresswell from the play Murder Mistaken written by Janet Green. It stars Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, Kathleen Harrison and Robert Flemyng. Music is by Antony Hopkins and cinematography by Jack Asher.

Edward Bare (Bogarde) marries an older woman for money, murders her and finds that inheritance is not forthcoming. Setting his sights on another lady target, he gets more than he bargained for when he homes in on Freda Jeffries (Lockwood)...

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