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John Cassavetes’s directorial debut revolves around a romance in New York City between Lelia, a light- skinned black woman, and Tony, a white man. The relationship is put in jeopardy when Tony meets Lelia’s darker-skinned jazz singer brother, Hugh, and discovers that her racial heritage is not what he thought it was. Shot on location in Manhattan with a mostly nonprofessional cast and crew, Shadow...

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Directed by

John Cassavetes

Written by

John Cassavetes (Writer)

Runtime

87 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A film NOT TO BE MISSED

Cast

Keywords

jazz

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