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The Shadow Strikes (1937)

 -  Mystery  -  29 October 1937 (USA)
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Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of... See full summary »

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Agnes Anderson ...
Marcia Delthern (as Lynn Anders)
James Blakeley ...
Jasper Delthern
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Winstead Comstock
William Kellogg ...
Humphrey Comstock (as Bill Kellogg)
Cy Kendall ...
Brossett
Kenneth Harlan ...
Captain Breen
Norman Ainsley ...
Hendricks
John St. Polis ...
Caleb Delthern
Wilson Benge ...
Wellington
John Carnivale ...
Warren Berranger
James C. Morton ...
Kelly (as James Morton)
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Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of the attorney. Before he can leave, a phone call summons the attorney to the home of Delthern, a wealthy client, who wants a new will drawn up. As Cranston meets with him, Delthern is suddenly shot, and Cranston is quickly caught up in a new mystery. Written by Snow Leopard

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Scourge of the underworld!

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Mystery

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29 October 1937 (USA)  »

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A Sombra Ataca  »

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The credits spell "Cranston" with a G. A newspaper headline within the movie does the same thing. Yet the character is referred to as "Cranston" by the other characters. See more »

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I Can't Find My Shadow
26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I own a few of the old radio shows this is supposedly based on, and I find them delightful. The Shadow is that dark hero who gives up a personal life to lurk in the darkness. He understands the minds of criminals and is able to make his way into their lairs and root them out. His voice is one of threat and he strikes fear into criminals. This is just a police drama with a rather lame plot about a will and who will inherit a bunch of money. We know he is the Shadow, but instead of a wide network and reputation, he seems just like a guy in a coat. He has a sidekick who does a lot of his bidding, there are hidden microphones and unannounced entrances into rooms, but, overall, it's pretty dull. I would imagine the fans, who grew up with the radio character, must have been pretty disappointed.


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