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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
Walter McGrail ...
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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Right after Detective Kelly whisked the two thieves away to the station, Captain Breen encountered 'Randall' (Rod La Rocque) picking up the documents that had fallen on the floor during the attempted robbery. All the ones he had in his hand were neatly folded with a stack of envelopes, which he placed back on the floor when Captain Breen walked in. However when Henry entered the room, the first thing he picked up was a long unfolded sheet of paper. See more »

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Dull and draggy
11 September 2009 | by (Schenectady, NY, USA) – See all my reviews

This version of the Shadow has little to do with the pulp hero (other than name) or the radio version. The Shadow was changed from a spirit of vengeance to a routine wise-cracking detective, though some vestiges of the mystery in the character remains.

This still could have been a decent B-movie thriller except for the deadly dull direction. Everything moves at the pace of a dying snail and the plot is generally uninteresting.

Rod La Roque does as much as he can with the role; he has some easygoing charm (though that is a departure from the original character) and manages to make the best of things. The rest of the cast, though, is pretty generic and bloodless. It becomes very hard to care about the situation.

There's also a strange subplot explaining the Shadow's motivations, with an ending that kinda sorta might resolve it, but even that isn't clear. Very little to recommend it, other than La Roque's performance.


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