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Release Date:
1 February 1932 (USA) See more »
A CRASHING Adventure Serial! (1949 re-release poster)
The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing. | Add synopsis »
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John Wayne ... Craig McCoy
Dorothy Gulliver ... Jean Gregory

Walter Miller ... Danby
Kenneth Harlan ... Ward
Richard Tucker ... Major Evans
Pat O'Malley ... Ames
Edmund Burns ... Clark

Yakima Canutt ... Boyle

Roy D'Arcy ... Gardner
Billy West ... Bob the Clown
Edward Hearn ... Colonel Nathan Gregory
Lloyd Whitlock ... Green
'Little Billy' Rhodes ... The Midget (as Little Billy)
Ivan Linow ... Henie the Strong Man
James Bradbury Jr. ... Henry the Ventriloquist
Ernie Adams ... Pat Kelly (as Ernie S. Adams)
Bud Osborne ... Tim Moore
Monte Montague ... Callahan (as Monty Montague)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murdock MacQuarrie ... Frang the Watchman (uncredited)

Directed by
Ford Beebe 
B. Reeves Eason (uncredited)
Writing credits
Ford Beebe (story) &
Colbert Clark (story) &
Wyndham Gittens (story)

Produced by
Nat Levine .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Ben Kline)
Victor Scheurich 
Film Editing by
Wyndham Gittens 
Ray Snyder 
Sound Department
George Lowerre .... sound recording engineer
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Wyndham Gittens .... supervising editor
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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218 min (12 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Portugal:M/12 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Chapter Titles: - 1. The Carnival Mystery - 2. Pinholes - 3. The Eagle Strikes - 4. The Man of a Million Voices - 5. The Telephone Cipher - 6. Code of the Carnival - 7. Eagle or Vulture? - 8. On the Spot - 9. When Thieves Fall Out - 10.The Man Who Knew - 11.The Eagle's Wings - 12.The Shadow UnmaskedSee more »
The Midget:Who are you callin little boy, ya big palooka?See more »
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12 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Talk about nostalgia!, 1 December 2002
Author: uds3 from Longmont, Colorado

Well what d'ya know? Just stumbled across this little caper which brings back happy memories of a childhood long long departed. The year was 1950 and I recall SHADOW OF THE EAGLE, the first time I ever clapped eyes on a very young up and coming John Wayne. (He had fully upped and comed by 1950!) Interestingly, this action-fest was considered somewhat of a "relic" even then!

Shown as a weekly 20 minute serial at our local Saturday Morning Flicks...itself, the major regular event in our home town, I recall Wayne as square-jawed pilot Craig McCoy out to discover the truth behind the disappearance of a fairground owner whose livelihood had been threatened by the nefarious "Eagle." Each episode left a young boy barely able to wait for the following Saturday to catch Craig's latest revelations and discoveries in the dastardly plot. Actually, I can't ever recall the concluding episode.....maybe I had a sleepover the previous night? Maybe I'd finally cracked a date in her pedal-car with the five year old blonde tease next door, in which case poor old Duke was never a chance!

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