Shadows on the Stairs (1941) - Drama, Mystery, Romance

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Occupants of a London boarding house become suspects as a string of murders are discovered.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Frieda Inescort, Paul Cavanagh
Length: 64 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 1 out of 27 found boring (3.7%)

One-line Reviews (15)

Definitely worth a look see if you like mysterious mysteries of a contrived sort.

such confusion.

Nearly everyone has something to hide in the London lodging house that is the setting of this enjoyable thriller.

Unremarkable but enjoyable thriller.

Lots of suspenseful music and creeping around the house in the dark.

Unremarkable, but rather enjoyable little mystery based upon a stage play called Murder on the Second Floor, which is the floor that all of the boarders stay on.

In fact, such comparisons are boring and tedious.

An unusual film for Warner Brothers, but entertaining just the same.

Shadows on the Stairs, especially with that unexpected ending, is more of a romantic/ comedy mystery than an old dark house scarum.

The main selling point is the stunning ending wherein viewers learn how they have been duped into making multiple false assumptions.

Very enjoyable .

"Entertaining and Interesting for its Short Running Time of Just Over an Hour.

The one character who has no secrets, no suspicions, is the young woman (Heather Angel) who naturally takes a special interest in the young writer; to her, the house is just a home and "A mouse in the pantry's the most exciting thing that's happened around here since I can remember.

This is a small cosy criminal comedy thick with intrigues and exotic murders, and although it is slow to start, you will eventually be richly rewarded by several unexpected turns and new corpses turning up.

I think had I known what was going on at the get go I wouldn't have enjoyed it as much, part of the fun was waiting to see what was actually going on.