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SHADOWS

SHADOWS

  • Directed by John Cassavetes
  • Starring Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd
  • 1958 | 83mins | USA | rated (15)

At a party, Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a young African-American girl with a light complexion, meets Tony (Anthony Ray), a somewhat callow white musician, and they begin a romance. Lelia thinks she's in love, but Tony is surprised when he meets her older brother, Hugh (Hugh Hurd), and realizes she's black. Hugh is an unsuccessful singer with a hostile attitude, while Lelia's other sibling, Ben (Ben Carruthers), is trying to make it as a trumpet player when he isn't getting into trouble.