Cast a Dark Shadow

(1955)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Thriller | 1h 22min |
A
| Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh | Director: Lewis Gilbert

A wife-murderer marries a barmaid and tries again

Molly Bare instructs her lawyer to draw up a will leaving everything to her much younger husband.

Mistakenly believing that her instruction was to deprive him of his inheritance, Edward murders Molly before her lawyer can act.

Belatedly realising his mistake, Teddy heads to the seaside in search of new prey...

No Woman Could Resist His Sinister Charm!

Cast

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Signed photo of British actor, Dirk Bogarde.  The actor wears a jacket, jumper and tie, and sports a signet ring
Edward Bare
Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Freda Jeffries
Photograph of British actress, Kay Walsh (1)
Charlotte Young
British actress Kathleen Harrison wears a striped blouse
Emmie
Robert Flemyng
Phillip Mortimer
Mona Washbourne
Monica Bare
Philip Stainton
Charlie Mann
Walter Hudd
The Coroner
Lita Roza
Singer
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Reviews

(1)

Unambitious but enjoyable melodrama, well acted, though with directorial opportunities missed. (Halliwell’s)

Film clips

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Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955).  A wife-murderer marries a barmaid and tries again

Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) Opening Credits

Date published

Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955). A wife-murderer marries a barmaid and tries again.

Mrs Jeffries (Margaret Lockwood) cooly listens to a proposition from Teddy (Dirk Bogarde), in a film clip from Cast a Dark Shadow

The Proposition

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Mrs Jeffries (Margaret Lockwood) cooly listens to a proposition from Teddy (Dirk Bogarde), in a film clip from Cast a Dark Shadow.

Margaret Lockwood and Dirk Bogarde in a film clip from Cast a Dark Shadow

Teddy and Freda Meet

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Margaret Lockwood and Dirk Bogarde in a film clip from Cast a Dark Shadow.

Awards

Pictures

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Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Philip Stainton (as Charlie Mann) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (14)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (4)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (24)
Lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (5) featuring Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh and Kathleen Harrison
Lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (3) featuring Dirk Bogarde, Robert Flemyng and Margaret Lockwood
Lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2) featuring Dirk Bogarde and Mona Washbourne
Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955). By Janet Green (3)
Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (5). A Lewis Gilbert production
Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (4). With Robert Flemyng, Mona Washbourne and introducing Lita Roza
Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2). Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kathleen Harrison, Kay Walsh in
Main title from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Cast a Dark Shadow DVD from Simply and Cohen Film Collection
Italian poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (4)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (37)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a screenshot from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a screenshot from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Lita Roza (as Singer) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (36)
Video cover from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (35)
DVD cover of Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (34)
Robert Flemyng (as Phillip Mortimer), Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Mona Washbourne (as Monica Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (33)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Mona Washbourne (as Monica Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (32)
Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (31)
Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (30)
Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (29)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (28)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare), Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (27)
Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young), Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (26)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (25)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (23)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries), Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (22)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (21)
Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (20)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Mona Washbourne (as Monica Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (19)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Kay Walsh (as Charlotte Young) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (18)
Mona Washbourne (as Monica Bare) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (17)
Mona Washbourne (as Monica Bare) and Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (16)
Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (15)
German poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Spanish poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (4)
Poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (3)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Mona Washbourne (as Monica Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (13)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries), Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Kathleen Harrison (as Emmie) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (12)
German lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (3)
Picture Show magazine with Dirk Bogarde and  Margaret Lockwood in Cast a Dark Shadow.  8th October, 1955.
Italian lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
German lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2)
German lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2)
Poster for Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Lobby card from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Video cover from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (3)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare), Robert Flemyng (as Phillip Mortimer) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (5)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (3)
Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) and Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2)
Dirk Bogarde (as Edward Bare) and Margaret Lockwood (as Freda Jeffries) in a photograph from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (1)
Video cover from Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) (2)

Production

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British director Lewis Gilbert wears a checked shirt on set
Lewis Gilbert
Director
Herbert Mason
Producer
Janet Green
Writer
John Cresswell
Writer (screenplay)

Also known as

Angel (USA)

Companies

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Angel Productions
Production company
Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) opening credits (5)
Lewis Gilbert Productions
Production company
Eros Films
Distribution company