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What movie? B&W, shadows on a tower wall, possibly from clock. May have a Barrymore in it


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Saw this movie as a child in the 60's with my mom. It was an older movie in black and white, and the suspense came from shadows that appeared on a wall (possible in a round tower with a circling staircase) and i seem to remember they came from a clock but not sure. I think my mom mentioned that a Barrymore was in it. Have been trying to identify this movie for 40 years, all help appreciated!!!!

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Saw this movie as a child in the 60's with my mom. It was an older movie in black and white, and the suspense came from shadows that appeared on a wall (possible in a round tower with a circling staircase) and i seem to remember they came from a clock but not sure. I think my mom mentioned that a Barrymore was in it. Have been trying to identify this movie for 40 years, all help appreciated!!!!

 

Could be The Spiral Staircase (1945), starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent and Ethel Barrymore.  TCM shows it from time to time.

 

Now I see it's on the schedule, Monday Apr. 18, 10PM, Eastern.  Hope this is what you're looking for.

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Could be The Spiral Staircase (1945), starring Dorothy McGuire, George Brent and Ethel Barrymore.  TCM shows it from time to time.

Yes, that sounds right. Hope the original poster checks back before TCM re-airs it.

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Thanks for the info - will definitely tune in on the 18th. If Spiral Staircase is not right movie I'll be back to tap into this wonderful wealth of movie knowledge to help solve my mystery movie! :)  

Most folks around here are happy to help!

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The Big Clock was not the movie in mind, but thanks for the suggestions and I did love watching The Big Clock.  

 

In the movie I saw, the center of the suspense came from shadows that were cast on a wall (in a tower or belfry type space i think). The shadows were from light (possible sun light) shining on a clock, like a cuckoo clock that has figures on that come out and circle. The shadows of the figures are cast on a wall. Any other ideas??

 

Posted 12 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

Saw this movie as a child in the 60's with my mom. It was an older movie in black and white, and the suspense came from shadows that appeared on a wall (possible in a round tower with a circling staircase) and i seem to remember they came from a clock but not sure. I think my mom mentioned that a Barrymore was in it. Have been trying to identify this movie for 40 years, all help appreciated!!!!

 

 

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