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The Shadow Strikes (1937)

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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 ...
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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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29 October 1937 (USA)  »

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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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Fast-Paced B Feature; Not Bad, Though With a Different Feel Than Expected
7 June 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a fast-paced B feature with Rod La Rocque, in the role of "The Shadow", getting involved in a fairly interesting and unpredictable mystery. In several respects, it doesn't really have the expected feel that goes with "The Shadow", but in itself its not bad at all. La Rocque works all right as a mild-mannered, secretive hero, with his manner and even-toned voice conveying calm.

The story in this one starts with "The Shadow" breaking up what seems to be just another petty crime, but quickly becoming involved in a wider and more serious mystery. He must assume additional extra identities, playing a risky game with the various suspects and witnesses.

La Rocque's restrained style makes it come off naturally enough, and while the rest of the characters are mostly one-dimensional, there is enough going on to keep things interesting. While it has a noticeably different feel from the "Shadow" of stories or radio, in itself it's a fairly entertaining way to pass an hour for anyone who enjoys these old B-movies.


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