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Shadow on the Wall

Shadow on the Wall

Shadow on the Wall is a 1950 American psychological thriller film directed by Pat Jackson and starring Ann Sothern, Zachary Scott and Gigi Perreau and featuring Nancy Davis. It is based on the 1943 novel Death in the Doll's House by Lawrence P. Bachmann and Hannah Lees.

Plot

David Stirrling (Zachary Scott) returns from a business trip with gifts for his six-year-old daughter Susan (Gigi Perreau), and for his wife, Susan's step-mother, Celia (Kristine Miller). He also has some World War II souvenirs, including a handgun. Celia is not there when David arrives, she's with Crane Weymouth (Tom Helmore), with whom she is having an affair. Crane is the fiance of Celia's sister, Dell Faring (Ann Sothern). David sees her getting out of Crane's car, so he realizes that her story of seeing a matinee with a girl friend is untrue.