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Shadows / produced by Maurice McEndree ; directed by John Cassavetes.
[United States] : Castle Hill Productions ; [Long Beach, CA] : Pioneer Entertainment (USA), [1998], ©1998.

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Additional Authors
  • Carruthers, Ben.
  • Goldoni, Lelia.
  • Herd, Hugh.
  • Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989.
  • McEndree, Maurice.
  • Shepherd, Jean.
  • Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979.
  • Carney, Raymond.
  • Castle Hill Productions.
  • Pioneer Entertainment (USA)
1 videodisc (81 min.) : sound, black and white; 12 in.
John Cassavetes\u0027 first film tells a gripping story of racism set against a New York background in the 1950s. Lelia, a light-skinned black woman living in New York with her two brothers, has an affair with a white man. But when her lover meets one of Lelia\u0027s brothers and discovers she is black, a painful and emotional eruption occurs.
Uniform Title
Shadows (Motion picture : 1959)
  • "Presented by Jean Shepherd\u0027s Night People."
  • "Pioneer special edition."
  • The original version of this film (1958) was entirely improvised; the present version, from 1959, contains about 45 minutes of new scripted material that Cassavetes combined with 40 minutes of footage retained from the original.
  • Laserdisc release of the motion picture originally produced in 1959.
  • Container includes essay by Ray Carney, list of new scenes incorporated into the present version, credits, and chapter index.
Credits (note)
  • Associate producer, Seymour Cassel ; cameraman, Erich Kollmar ; producer/editor, Maurice McEndree ; music, Charles Mingus.
Performer (note)
  • Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Herd, Anthony Ray, Dennis Sallas, Tom Allen, Rupert Crosse.
Audience (note)
  • MPAA rating: PG.
System Details (note)
  • Laser optical extended play format (CLV).
Awards (note)
  • Critics Prize, Venice Film Festival. Listed on National Film Registry (1993).
  • ocm39232549
  • SCSB-3669537
Owning Institutions
Columbia University Libraries