The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1

Chase a Crooked Shadow. 1958. Great Britain/USA. Directed by Michael Anderson. Screenplay by David Osborn, Charles Sinclair. With Richard Todd, Anne Baxter, Herbert Lom. 92 min.

Diamond heiress Kimberly Prescott is mourning her father’s suicide and her brother Ward’s fatal car accident. One night, a stranger arrives at the family villa in Spain claiming to be Ward. Alone and frightened, Kimberly calls the police, who question the stranger. With all of his documents in order, the police accuse Kimberly of playing a hoax on them. Could this really be Ward, miraculously among the living? Fairbanks appears at the end of this thriller—the first film produced by his Associated Dragon Films—to ask the audience to keep mum about the ending. 16mm