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The Shadow (1933)

 -  Mystery  -  27 June 1936 (USA)
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A group of people in an old dark house are terrorized by a mysterious hooded figure dressed in black who proceeds to kill them off one by one.


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Cast overview:
Henry Kendall ...
Reggie Ogden
Elizabeth Allan ...
Sonia Bryant
Felix Aylmer ...
Sir Richard Bryant
Jeanne Stuart ...
Moya Silverton
Cyril Raymond ...
Jim Silverton
Viola Compton ...
Mrs. Bascomb
John Turnbull ...
Det. Inspector Carr
Ralph Truman ...
Denis Cowles ...
Chief Insp. Fleming
Vincent Holman ...
James Raglan ...
Beverley Kent
Gordon Begg ...
Charles Carson ...
Sir Edward Hulme KC


A group of people in an old dark house are terrorized by a mysterious hooded figure dressed in black who proceeds to kill them off one by one.

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A Dark And Foggy Night
1 August 2012 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

The old cliché is 'a dark and stormy night', but here there is no storm

  • just fog. And old clichés are the order of the day in "The Shadow", a
creaky antique that is really fun and absorbing in spite of itself. Motion pictures became far too sophisticated and technological for this one, unless you yearn for a time when movies, and life, were simpler.

The Shadow is one bad dude, a blackmailer Scotland Yard has been trying to nab for some time. He is responsible for some suicides and murders, and finally shows up at the home of the Chief Inspector, along with various and sundry guests and visitors (this, of course, creates a lot of suspects). This story was based on a play, and something must have been lost in the translation because, as reviewer dburroughs above states, there is very little logic and a great deal of contrivance involved.

Nevertheless, it is very enjoyable if you just go with it and don't ask questions. And Henry Kendall, who plays a silly-ass Englishman/friend of the family, is worth the price of admission.

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