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The Missing Lady (1946)

A jade statue, the "missing lady", is stolen and its owner killed. Lamont Cranston, alias the Shadow, sets out to catch the killer but is blamed for the murders himself as each time he ... See full summary »

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Jan Field (as George Lewis)
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A jade statue, the "missing lady", is stolen and its owner killed. Lamont Cranston, alias the Shadow, sets out to catch the killer but is blamed for the murders himself as each time he investigates some facet of the case another suspect is killed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A Mystery Thrill-Treat from the Annals of "The Shadow"!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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17 August 1946 (USA)  »

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The Shadow and the Missing Lady  »

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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 Los Angeles Saturday 19 November 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4) and in New York City Thursday 16 February 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Follows The Shadow Returns (1946) See more »

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The Best Shadow Film To Date
17 October 2000 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

From the scant few films made about this fantastic character, this is probably the best one. Dealing with a 'Missing Lady' it starts out with The Shadow already involved in the case and goes from there. Although making little use of The Shadow's history from either radio or the pulps this film is a nice little mystery that has a definite dark edge to it. Compare the two scenes where Lamont Cranston gets interrogated, first by the police and then by the crooks. The first is set in a pitch black room with a single overhead light above Cranston, and the police are only seen when they lunge into the light to bark a question, then as quickly fade into the darkness. When the crooks kidnap and question Cranston, the room is well lit and the crooks speak in low tones, but the ominous threat of doom permeates the scene, one which Cranston barely survives. It's a shame there isn't a boxed set of the three Kane Richmond Shadow films released. I found the first film ver entertaining, the second second film disappointing, but "The Missing Lady" is a fine way to end an all-too brief series.


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