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Casey's Shadow

  • Film

Time Out says

This tale of a small boy's substitution of a horse for his mother boasts several features which put it furlongs out in front of gush like The Champ: Ritt's solid feel for the milieu of the Louisiana horse-tracks, an interesting amount of the off-track dealings, but most of all Matthau's acidic performance as the boy's father, a Cajun no-hoper bucking for the big time, which always rescues the film when sentimentality threatens. Seems a shame to keep slagging off Ritt for his liberalism when he can turn in something as well-crafted and unpretentious as this. Nice New Orleans score, too. CPea.
Written by CPea

Release Details

  • Duration:116 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Martin Ritt
  • Screenwriter:Carol Sobieski
  • Cast:
    • Walter Matthau
    • Alexis Smith
    • Robert Webber
    • Murray Hamilton
    • Andrew E Rubin
    • Michael Hershewe
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