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Behind the Mask (1946)

Approved | | Mystery | 25 May 1946 (USA)
Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, has his hands full as the murder of blackmailing reporter Jeff Mann is blamed on him. Not only does the real murderer seem one step ahead of him as Lamont ... See full summary »

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Barbara Read ...
Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
George Chandler ...
Dorothea Kent ...
Joseph Crehan ...
Pierre Watkin ...
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June Clyde ...
Edith Merrill
James Cardwell ...
Jeff Mann
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Mae Bishop
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Lulu
Edward Gargan ...
Detective Dixon
Lou Crosby ...
Marty Greene
Bill Christy ...
Copy Boy
Nancy Brinckman ...
Susan
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Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, has his hands full as the murder of blackmailing reporter Jeff Mann is blamed on him. Not only does the real murderer seem one step ahead of him as Lamont tries to discover his identity, but he is continually hampered from gaining crucial evidence by his jealous, interfering fiancée Margo Lane. Cranston perseveres and is rewarded with the clue he needs at one of Mann's victims' nightclubs. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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25 May 1946 (USA)  »

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The Shadow Behind the Mask  »

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Monogram Pictures production number 4601. See more »

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Followed by The Missing Lady (1946) See more »

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fourth out of six in the series
7 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Kane Richmond returns for his second stint as Lamont Cranston/The Shadow in this fourth movie in The Shadow series.up to this point,this this is my least favourite.for me,it was boring and tedious.i didn't find the story all that interesting,or engaging.and the movie annoyed me at times,especially with how loud it was at times.by that i mean lot of shrill screeching,a lot of it by the character of Margo Lane(Barbara Read).Shrevvy(George Chandler)is fairly helpful to Cranston,having more to do this time,and is less of a dim bulb than in the previous movie.that's a positive,at least.overall though,this was a disappointing entry.my vote for Behind the Mask is a 4/10


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