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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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Complete credited cast:
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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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18 April 1933 (USA)  »

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A Seita Tenebrosa  »

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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. The Master Magician


  • 2. The Collapsing Room


  • 3. The All-Seeing Eye


  • 4. The Shadow Strikes


  • 5. Wanted For Murder


  • 6. The Man Who Was Czar


  • 7. The Double Doom


  • 8. The Red Circle


  • 9. The Fatal Secret


  • 10.The Death Warrant


  • 11.The Trap


  • 12.King of the World


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probably better than most
6 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this old serial, the older they are usually the better they are. Its always fun watching Bela do his thing. I felt like this afternoon epic had a bit more plot than most and the action is there like you expect. There are some annoying bits like the overuse of flashbacks in the later episodes. On the other hand the repeat footage does help the viewer to make sense out of all the craziness.

There seemed to be an excess of rad old cars...that's always cool. The leading lady was very pretty also which was good because there were only two women in the entire thing! There are lots of gunfights but almost no one ever got hit except for those nasty "flesh wounds".

I really enjoyed the look of Whispering Shadow, the old clothes, pencil thin mustaches, and the motorcycle scenes were all wonderful. There were lots of truly dangerous stunts too and a few effects (like a helicopter crashing into a radio tower).

Overall this is a very vintage but rather cool old serial. I got a kick out of it and it managed to build some real suspense in the last three or four chapters despite all the money saving flashbacks. Fun stuff for serial or Lugosi fans. Bela looked great and his expressions were a riot like always.


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