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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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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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Bela Lugosi's first serial
15 October 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bela stars in his first serial. Bela's acting is great, and the serial itself is not bad, considering it was filmed in 18 days (6 days a week for 3 weeks). The exciting titles of the 12 chapters are: 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 Room 8) The Red Circle 9) The Fatal Secret 10) The Death Warrant 11) The Trap 12) King of the World. It is interesting to note that the name of Bela's character was Adam Strang, and the main ingredient of the story was a radio death ray. Perhaps this was fodder for the science fiction writer Gardner Fox when he wrote those "Mystery in Space" comics in the 1960s, with Adam Strange and the Zeta beam! A serial that fans of Bela will find entertaining.


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