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Shadows (1959)

PG

Romance/Drama · 1h 27m · 11/1/1958

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Description

John Cassavetes' directorial debut revolves around an interracial romance between Lelia (Lelia Goldini), a light-skinned black woman living in New York City with her two brothers, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man. The relationship crumbles when Tony meets Lelia's brother Hugh (Hugh Hurd), a talented dark-skinned jazz singer struggling to find work, and discovers the truth about Lelia's racial heritage. Shot on location in Manhattan with a cast and crew made up primarily of amateurs, Cassavetes' Shadows is a visionary work that is widely considered the forerunner of the independent film movement.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Lion International

Budget

$40,000
Cast
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Ben Carruthers

Ben
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Lelia Goldoni

Lelia
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Hugh Hurd

Hugh
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Anthony Ray

Tony
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Dennis Sallas

Dennis
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Tom Reese

Tom (as Tom Allen)
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David Pokitillow

David
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Rupert Crosse

Rupert
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David Jones

Davey (as Davey Jones)
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Pir Marini

Pir the Piano Player
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Victoria Vargas

Vickie
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Jack Ackerman

Jack, Director of Dance Studio
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Jacqueline Walcott

Jacqueline
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Joyce Miles

Girl in Restaurant
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Nancy Deale

Girl in Restaurant
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Gigi Brooks

Girl in Restaurant
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Lynn Hamilton

Girl at Party
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Marilyn Clark

Girl at Party
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Joanne Sages

Girl at Party
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Jed McGarvey

Girl at Party
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Greta Thyssen

Girl at Party (as Greta Thysen)
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John Cassavetes

(uncredited)
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Seymour Cassel

(uncredited)
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Bobby Darin

Man Wearing Sun Glasses, Dancing and Later Chewing Gum at Rehearsal (uncredited)
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Ellen Paulos

Woman (uncredited)
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Gena Rowlands

Woman in Nightclub Audience (uncredited)
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Jean Shepherd

Man at Party (uncredited)
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Mel Stewart

Man at Party (uncredited)
Crew
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John Cassavetes

Director
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John Cassavetes

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Shadows

(DVD, Digipack)

9/21/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Shadows

(Blu-ray, Digipack)

10/22/2013

Disc Title Front Cover

Shadows

(DVD, Digipack)

2/17/2009

Disc Title Front Cover

Shadows

(DVD)

3/24/1998

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