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The Whispering Shadow (1933)

Passed  -  Crime | Horror | Adventure  -  18 April 1933 (USA)
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A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering ... See full summary »

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Professor Adam Anton Strang
Viva Tattersall ...
Malcolm McGregor ...
Henry B. Walthall ...
J.D. Bradley - Company President
Robert Warwick ...
Detective Robert Raymond
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The Countess Helen [Chs. 5-8]
Roy D'Arcy ...
Professor Alexis Steinbeck
Karl Dane ...
Sparks - Dispatcher
Lloyd Whitlock ...
Young - Henchman No. 3
Bob Kortman ...
Jasper Slade - The Convict
Lafe McKee ...
D.W. Jerome - Company Vice President
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A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering Shadow, suspects that the eerie Professor Strang - whose ghostly wax museum contains figures far too lifelike - may be involved in the crimes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Good cheesy fun
25 February 2003 | by (Phoenix, AZ, USA) – See all my reviews

In my youth (1980 or thereabouts), I was a projectionist at an art-movie cinema (remember those?). Anyway, one summer we showed an episode of "The Whispering Shadow" before each week's feature, and all can say is that it was great cheesy fun. My favorite episode was the one that ended with our hero and heroine trapped in a room--AND THE WALLS START MOVING IN TO CRUSH THEM TO DEATH! And as the walls move in, they wibble and wobble, because they are obviously just two muslin-covered stage flats being pushed in by a couple of stagehands, and all the while the hero and heroine roll their eyes and cling to each other and scream and scream and scream! Too funny for words. All joshing aside, the final episode does have an interesting twist that made my twelve weeks in the projection booth worth the while.


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