Cast a Dark Shadow featured Dirk Bogarde, Margaret Lockwood, Kay Walsh, and Kathleen Harrison in the lead roles. The suspense flick was helmed by Lewis Gilbert and was released in the year 1955. The black-and-white film was based on the play Murder Mistaken which was written by Janet Green. Read on to know everything about Cast a Dark Shadow cast:
Dirk Bogarde made his debut in 1939 and since then has appeared in several films like Rope, Boys in Brown, Hunted, They Who Dare, and many more. In this film, he played the role of Edward Teddy Bare who kills his wife, after she asks the lawyer to change her will. However, he stages the murder as an accidental incident.
Margaret Lockwood was one of the most famous actors of the 1930s and 1940s. Some of her hit films include The Lady Vanishes, Night Train To Munich, The Man in Grey, The Wicked Lady, and many more. In this film, she played the role of Freda Jeffries, who is a lower-class woman and gets married to Edward and keeps tight control over her fortune.
Kathleen Kay Walsh made her debut as a dancer and later made stepped into acting in 1934. Some of her notable work includes Keep Fit, The Missing People, All at Sea, The Middle Watch, and many more. In this movie, Kay essayed the role of Charlotte Young, and Edward becomes acquainted with her. She was looking for a house and making Freda jealous, Edward stays around her.
The plot of Cast A Dark Shadow revolves around Edward Bare, who murders his wife (Mona Washbourne) for her money. He then gets married to a former barmaid who proves less easy to dispose of. However, when he meets Charlotte, murder is back on the agenda. The movie is considered as a modest but entertaining melodrama, helmed by Lewis Gilbert.
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