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The Missing Lady (1946)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  17 August 1946 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Kane Richmond ...
Barbara Read ...
Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
George Chandler ...
James Flavin ...
Police Insp. Cardona
Pierre Watkin ...
Police Commissioner Weston
Dorothea Kent ...
James Cardwell ...
Terry Blake
Claire Carleton ...
Rose Dawson
Jack Overman ...
Ox Walsh
Jo-Carroll Dennison ...
Gilda Marsh (as Jo Carroll Dennison)
Frances Robinson ...
Anne Walsh
Almira Sessions ...
Miss Effie
Nora Cecil ...
Miss Millie
George J. Lewis ...
Jan Field (as George Lewis)
Dewey Robinson ...
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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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What did they do to The Shadow?
8 August 2012 | by (St. Louis) – See all my reviews

The Shadow as presented in the pulps was a hard nosed, tough, superheroic vigilante - fighting crime with .45 automatics in each hand.

This turns him into an incompetent dandy, essentially a copy of Dick Powell as the Thin Man, minus the charm, lovely wife, and alcohol.

The other characters also bear little resemblance to their names. Moe Shrevitz is no longer a street smart cabbie, but a bumbling wimpy sidekick.

The worst part is you don't see The Shadow, really. He is in his Lamont Cranston role for the whole movie. Again, it's like they copied the formula used in other detective comedy movies - The Falcon, the Lone Wolf, etc, instead of The Shadow. And it's a shame, The Shadow was The Batman of his day, he deserved better.


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