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Man in the Shadow

Man in the Shadow
Directed by Jack Arnold
Produced by Albert Zugsmith
Written by Gene L. Coon
Orson Welles
Starring Jeff Chandler
Orson Welles
Colleen Miller
Ben Alexander
Production
company
Release dates
September 20, 1957
Running time
80 min.
Language English

Man in the Shadow (1957) is a CinemaScope crime film starring Jeff Chandler, Orson Welles, Colleen Miller, Ben Alexander, and John Larch.

Contents

  • Plot summary 1
  • Cast 2
  • Production 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Plot summary

The cow town of Spurline is effectively ruled by Virgil Renchler (Welles), owner of the Golden Empire ranch.

One night, some of Renchler's hands beat a young laborer, Juan Martín, to death. The newly elected sheriff of Spurline, Ben Sadler (Chandler), decides to investigate the matter. During his investigation, he must contend with Renchler's henchmen and the fierce opposition of the townspeople, who fear Spurline would be ruined without the Golden Empire's business.

Cast

Production

The part of Virgil Renchler was originally going to be played by Robert Middleton but agents from the William Morris Agency suggested Orson Welles, who badly needed the money to pay back taxes. During the course of making the film, Welles rewrote sections of the script. He also formed a relationship with Albert Zugsmith who produced Welles' next movie as director, Touch of Evil (1958).[1]

Director Jack Arnold says he had one incident with Orson Welles on Welles' first day of shooting but after that he was "wonderful" to work with and full of good ideas.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Turner Classic MoviesJeff Stafford, 'Man in the Shadow', accessed 28 July 2012
  2. ^ Welles.netLawrence French, 'Interview with Jack Arnold', accessed 28 July 2012

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