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Lelia Goldoni has second thoughts after losing her virginity to Anthony Ray (as Tony).
Lelia Goldoni has second thoughts after losing her virginity to Anthony Ray (as Tony).
Older brother Hugh (Hugh Hurd) comforts Lelia (Lelia Goldoni) while younger brother Ben (Ben Carruthers) broods with trumpet.
Older brother Hugh (Hugh Hurd) comforts Lelia (Lelia Goldoni) while younger brother Ben (Ben Carruthers) broods with trumpet.
Rupert Crosse and Hugh Hurd have a spirited conversation with Lelia Goldoni.
Rupert Crosse and Hugh Hurd have a spirited conversation with Lelia Goldoni.

Thumbnail for Shadows (1959) Shadows (1959)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: DramaGenre: art filmRuntime: 78 - 87 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: John CassavetesScreenwriter: John CassavetesMusic: Charles Mingus Jr.Stars: Hugh Hurd, Ben Carruthers, Anthony Ray, Lelia Goldoni, Dennis Sallas, David Pokitillow, Tom Reese, Rupert Crosse, David Jones, Victoria Vargas, John Cassavetes, Gena RowlandsProducer: Seymour CasselAwards won: National Film RegistryAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Shadows is an improvised film about interracial relations during the Beat Generation years in New York City, and was written and directed by John Cassavetes. The film stars Ben Carruthers, Lelia Goldoni, Hugh Hurd, and Anthony Ray. Many film scholars consider Shadows one of the highlights of independent film in the U.S. In 1960 the film won the Critics Award at the Venice Film Festival. The film is considered a milestone and has achieved a legendary status in the independent cinema circuit.


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