A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots ...
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A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots and a 'vanishing belt.' Written by
Herman Seifer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This serial was scheduled to be shown on a weekly basis on public television during the summer of 1979. Unfortunately, most of the chapters were not shown, due to the coverage of the SALT II hearings. See more »
In the middle 1970's, the Dade County (Miami, FL) school system, in an attempt to get kids to read, gave 7th grade students (which I was one), the script to the Vanishing Shadow. One of the TV stations broadcast all 12 episodes, which we were required to watch and read along with the script.
The show was a real blast for a 12 year old kid. I still remember the vanishing belt and the cornball dialog (which we had to act out in class the following day). I remember Ada Ince, who played Stanley's love interest, was a real babe and I remember the Stanley was my hero.
I would recommend this serial to anybody who enjoys the low-tech attempts to create high-tech effects in the 1930's. A must!
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