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Shadows on the Stairs


A U.S. film set in a London boarding house in the year 1937.

Shadows on the Stairs is a 1941 American film directed by D. Ross Lederman.

Plot summary

Residents of a London boarding house come under suspicion during a string of murders.


  • Frieda Inescort as Mrs. Stella Rosabelle Armitage
  • Paul Cavanagh as Joseph "Joe" Reynolds
  • Heather Angel (actress) as Sylvia Armitage
  • Bruce Lester as Hugh Bromilow
  • Miles Mander as Tom Armitage
  • Lumsden Hare as Inspector Gregg
  • Turhan Bey as Ram Singh
  • Charles Irwin (actor) as Constable
  • Phyllis Barry as Lucy Timson, the Maid
  • Mary Field as Phoebe Martia St. John Snell
  • Paul Renay as Choong Thi, Hindu Sailor
  • Sidney Bracey as Watchman (scenes deleted)


  • Charles Irwin - "Comin' Thro' the Rye" (Music Traditional, words by Robert Burns)

  • Category:1941 films
    Category:American films
    Category:1940s romantic drama films
    Category:American mystery films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:Films based on plays
    Category:Warner Bros. films


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