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Behind the Mask (1946)

 -  Mystery  -  25 May 1946 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Kane Richmond ...
Barbara Read ...
Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
George Chandler ...
Dorothea Kent ...
Joseph Crehan ...
Pierre Watkin ...
Police Commissioner Weston
Robert Shayne ...
Brad Thomas
June Clyde ...
Edith Merrill
James Cardwell ...
Jeff Mann
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Mae Bishop
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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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If you liked Bruce Elliot's Shadow
7 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Then you'll probably like this movie. Maybe.

If you like the Walter Gibson, et al, Shadow then you might want to avoid this unless you are an insane completist like me.

The Shadow & Margot were never meant to be a slapstick version of Nick & Nora and unfortunately that is what has been done to them in this. Okay, Shrevie was always played for laughs on the radio so he is acceptable that way (though I prefer the crafty cabbie from the pulps) but even then he wasn't a total moron.

Oh, the mystery part? Yeah, I suppose there is one and its not the worst mystery ever filmed, that might just be 'Sinister Hands', but if you don't guess whodunnit ahead of time its probably because you fell asleep & didn't care.


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