To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

Appointment with a Shadow

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Appointment with a Shadow
Appointment with a Shadow poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRichard Carlson
Written byAlec Coppel
Norman Jolley
Based onstory by Judson Philips
(as Hugh Pentecost)
Produced byHowie Horwitz
StarringGeorge Nader
Joanna Moore
Brian Keith
Virginia Field
CinematographyWilliam E. Snyder
Edited byGeorge A. Gittens
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 1957 (1957-09) (United States)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

Appointment with a Shadow is a 1957 American CinemaScope crime film noir directed by Richard Carlson and starring George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith and Virginia Field.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/3
    2 144 833
    288 887
    3 669 944
  • Shadow Telugu Full Length Movie | Venkatesh,Tapsee, Srikanth, Madhurima | DVD Rip...
  • Shadow - Movie Review
  • IN-SHADOW - A Modern Odyssey - Animated Short Film



Alcoholic Paul Baxter has ruined his career as a reporter. After falling in a bar, he is taken home by his friend, police lieutenant Spencer. Paul's sister Penny is romantically involved with Spencer.

Penny has a tip on a story that could change her brother's life, but she will reveal it only on the condition that Paul can last 24 hours without drinking alcohol. Hung over and shaking, Paul takes the challenge.

Paul must be sober and alert for the expected arrival of the fugitive criminal Dutch Hayden at a restaurant. Spencer has information that Hayden has undergone plastic surgery to alter his appearance and is about to leave the country. Paul arrives at the restaurant in time but in rough shape, as an accident causes his clothing to be soaked in liquor. Hayden arrives with his stripper girlfriend Flo Knapp, but just as Spencer's men shoot him dead, Paul spots the real Hayden, whose face has not been changed; the lie was part of a setup.

Paul tries to persuade Spencer and Penny that Hayden is alive, but they disbelieve him because he was drunk. Flo takes Paul captive at gunpoint. Spencer eventually realizes that Paul was right all along.



The film was originally entitled If I Should Die and was based on a magazine story by Hugh Pentecost. The story was originally adapted by Herbert Dalmas and was bought by Paramount in 1950.[1][2]

Film rights eventually went to Universal. In 1956, head of production Don Hartman named his former assistant Howie Horwitz as producer. In 1956, Van Heflin signed to star and the film was scheduled to become one of the studio's largest productions of the year.[3] However, filming was delayed. In August 1957, it was announced that Jeffrey Hunter, under contract to Twentieth Century-Fox but permitted to make one outside film per year, would take the lead role.[4] The studio assigned Richard Carlson, known mostly as an actor, to direct. He had recently directed The Saga of Hemp Brown for Universal.[5]

Filming began on October 23, 1957. Six days into filming, Hunter fell ill with hepatitis and withdrew after just one day of work.[6] Filming recommenced on November 27, 1957 with Universal contract player George Nader in Hunter's role.[7][8]


The 1957 Tony Curtis film The Midnight Story was released in the United Kingdom as Appointment with a Shadow, but the two films are unrelated.[9]


In a contemporary review for The New York Times, critic Richard W. Nason wrote that the film "has as much novelty and enchantment as the popcorn machine in the lobby."[10]

See also


  1. ^ Hopper, Hedda (Apr 3, 1950). "An Exciting Newspaper Tale, 'If I Should Die,' Is Bought for Screen: Looking at Hollywood". Chicago Daily Tribune. p. B7.
  2. ^ Thomas F. Brady (Apr 3, 1950). "Dassin buys story by Tabori for film: Seeks Lee J. Cobb to Appear in 'Companions of Left Hand,' to Be Made in Italy". New York Times. p. 30.
  3. ^ Louella Parsons (May 8, 1956). "Van Heflin Keeps Mum About Big New Contract". The Washington Post and Times-Herald. p. 37.
  4. ^ Thomas M. Pryor (Aug 7, 1957). "M-G-M will film Broadway show : Judy Holliday to Re-Create 'Bells Are Ringing' Role-- Movie Made in Jungle Of Local Origin". New York Times. p. 22.
  5. ^ Thomas M. Pryor Special To The (Sep 21, 1957). "Leo M'carey, Fox in 3-picture deal: Director-Producer's First Is 'Marco Polo'--Paramount Signs Miss Bel Geddes Widmark Will be Outlaw". New York Times. p. 23.
  6. ^ Special to The (Oct 30, 1957). "Hunter Is Ill, Film Put Off". New York Times. p. 23.
  7. ^ Green, Paul (2014). Jeffrey Hunter: The Film, Television, Radio and Stage Performances. McFarland. p. 76. ISBN 9780786478682.
  8. ^ Thomas M. Pryor Special to The (Nov 4, 1957). "James Stewart gets 'F.B.I.' ROLE: Will Star in Movie Based on Whitehead Book--Trial to Resume in Goldwyn Suit". New York Times. p. 38.
  9. ^ "APPOINTMENT WITH A SHADOW". Monthly Film Bulletin. Vol. 24, no. 276. London. Jan 1, 1957. p. 58.
  10. ^ Nason, Richard W. (1959-01-08). "The Screen: 'Appointment With a Shadow' Opens". The New York Times. p. 24.

External links

This page was last edited on 19 May 2023, at 21:48
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.