Warning Shadows travels through time and across genres to explore the impact of the industry's most famous classics and forgotten gems. Essays such as "Houdini Escapes! From the Vaults! Of the Past!," "Edward G. Robinson, See," and "Prestige and Pretension (Pride and Prejudice)" capture the wit and magic of classic cinema. Each chapter-ranging from the horror films of Hitchcock to the fantastical frames of Disney-provides readers with engaging analyses of influential films and the directors and actors who made them possible.