Rent Shadows on DVD


1959 Rated PG 1hr 21m

This film marks John Cassavetes's directorial debut. Benny (Ben Carruthers) is enmeshed in Manhattan's beat scene. His sister, Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), whose light skin sets her apart from her black siblings, is about to fall deep in love. Hugh (Hugh Hurd), their older brother, is a singer whose agent is the only one with faith in his talent. Lelia meets Tony and hopes it's true love, but when Tony meets Hugh, prejudice makes him run.

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Movie Details

1961 BAFTA®
  • Best Film nominee
  • Top 100 Movies nominee
Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo