Shadows Poster

Release Date: 1960

DVD Release Date: March 24th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 21 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Hugh Hurd, Lelia Goldoni, Ben Carruthers, Anthony Ray, Dennis Sallas, Tom Reese, David Pokitillow, Rupert Crosse

Director: John Cassavetes

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Lion International

Keywords: Cool, Relationships, Love, Transformation, New York City, Family, Quest, 1950s, Emotional, Intense, Brother


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1960)