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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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Cast

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Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
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Dorothea Kent ...
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Police Inspector Cardonna
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Police Commissioner Weston
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Brad Thomas
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Edith Merrill
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Jeff Mann
Marjorie Hoshelle ...
Mae Bishop
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Lulu
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Detective Dixon
Lou Crosby ...
Marty Greene
Bill Christy ...
Copy Boy
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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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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in San Francisco Tuesday 3 January 1950 on KPIX (Channel 5), and in New York City Thursday 16 March 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Followed by The Missing Lady (1946) See more »

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A LOT of potential, but flops!
17 May 2000 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This film is about Lamont Cranston trying to track down a criminal who is masquerading as the "Shadow" and murdering members of the underworld. (And, giving the Shadow a "bad name").

This film has a LOT of potential (and it's VERY clever how the murderer pulls it off), BUT the jealous antics of Margo Lane & friend get to be sooo annoying that it all but ruins the film. (I'm glad to say that Lamont actually SPANKS her at the end of the film!). It's a shame that he didn't do that at the BEGINNING of this film!

Norm


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