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Last Update: 07-05-2015
Shadows
1959
Shep helped John Cassavetes raise funding for this movie by having John as one of his rare guests on his radio show one Sunday night in February 1957. As a show of gratitude, Cassavetes expressed his thanks in the opening credits of the movie. Shep was so committed to the project that he loaned his assistant Ellen Paulos to Cassavetes to help with the film. Shep and Ellen had small parts. Gina Rowlands, John's wife also appeared. Author Ray Carney has written many books on John Cassavetes and has a website full of interesting facts about Shadows and Cassavetes career. Www. Cassavetes.com Thanks to him and Gene Bergmann for providing the information on this page.
Original Music: Shafi Hadi Non-Original Music by Charles Mingus and others
Additional Comments:
John went on Shep's radio show, because he had plugged Edge of the City. Shep inspired a "People's Premier" of the movie as part of a 22 hour long program on WOR. See article below.

Production Information: Buy It
Studio / Network: Independent
Director: John Cassavetes
Asst Director:
Producer: Maurice McEndree
Executive Producer:
Running Time: 81 minutes
Links to Further Information:
• Ray Carney's John Cassavetes tribute
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January 14,1957
Broadcasting-Telecasting

Courtesy: Steve Glazer


September 07,1961
Village Voice Ad


March 16,1982
Chicago Tribune Ad

Courtesy: Steve Glazer

  
Screenshots:



Ellen Paulos - Shep's Assistant - Center screen bottom

Ellen Paulos - Shep's Assistant - Lower left corner

Ellen Paulos - Shep's Assistant - Right

Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands

Gena Rowlands

Shep - Far right bottom

Shep - Far right bottom

Shep - with cigarette

Shep - with cigarette