Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, investigates the murder of a New Orleans bandleader.

Writers:

(adapted from a screenplay by), (adapted from a screenplay by) (as Betty Jeffries)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Shadow (1940)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray.

Director: James W. Horne
Stars: Victor Jory, Veda Ann Borg, Roger Moore
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque), amateur criminologist and detective, with a daily radio program, sponsored by the Daily Classic newspaper, has developed a friendly feud that sometimes ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Rod La Rocque, Astrid Allwyn, Thomas E. Jackson
Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Shores
Stars: Rod La Rocque, Agnes Anderson, James Blakeley
Tales of Frankenstein (TV Short 1958)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In this pilot for a series that was never picked up, Dr. Frankenstein has just finished rebuilding his creation, but the monster is unresponsive. He needs to try something different to make... See full summary »

Director: Curt Siodmak
Stars: Anton Diffring, Helen Westcott, Don Megowan
The Shadow (1933)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A group of people in an old dark house are terrorized by a mysterious hooded figure dressed in black who proceeds to kill them off one by one.

Director: George A. Cooper
Stars: Henry Kendall, Elizabeth Allan, Felix Aylmer
4D Man (1959)
Sci-Fi | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two brothers, scientists Scott and Tony Nelson, develop an amplifier which enables a person to enter a 4th dimensional state, allowing him to pass through any object. Scott experiments on ... See full summary »

Director: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.
Stars: Robert Lansing, Lee Meriwether, James Congdon
Time Table (1956)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

As a train speeds through the Arizona night, a man posing as a physician holds up the baggage-car crew and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The fake doctor, Paul Bruckner, leaves the train ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Stevens
Stars: Mark Stevens, King Calder, Felicia Farr
Seconds (1966)
Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Rock Hudson, Frank Campanella, John Randolph
The Shadow (1994)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 30's New York City, the Shadow battles his nemesis, Shiwan Khan, who is building an atomic bomb.

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Alec Baldwin, John Lone, Penelope Ann Miller
Go Man Go (1954)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The story of Abe Saperstein and the creation of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Director: James Wong Howe
Stars: Dane Clark, Patricia Breslin, Sidney Poitier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: James Wong Howe
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Derr ...
Mark Daniels ...
Jogendra
Helen Westcott ...
Tara O'Neill
Jack Doner ...
Billy Sanchez
Jeanne Neher ...
Felicia Ramirez
Steve Dano ...
Tony Alcalde
Dan Mullin ...
Pablo Ramirez / Victor Ramirez
Leo Bruno ...
Ramon 'Rocco' Martinez
Lee Edwards ...
The Colonel
Sam Page ...
Charlie
Edit

Storyline

Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, investigates the murder of a New Orleans bandleader.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Shuddering thrills... as the Shadow Man strikes!

Genres:

Action | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 December 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bourbon Street Shadows  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Dano looks like David Tennant's doppelganger. See more »

Connections

Featured in Shiver & Shudder Show (2002) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great Thriller
30 June 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

A Shadow movie thats rarely ever listed as a Shadow movie. Richard Derr plays Lamont Cranston, a man with the power to cloud men's minds and become the Shadow. Cranston is on the trail of the people responsible for the disappearance of a friend in New Orleans.

I really like this film. Its not completely faithful to the Shadow myth, but then again what film ever was? (Come to think of it even the stories and radio show changed things as they went along) It certainly plays better than the Rod LaRocque nightmares where the Shadow is some beefy guy in a cape and hat trying to solve some awfully plotted crimes. And it better than the Kane Richmond Shadow movies which are okay, but have the Shadow able to be seen by people. (it's not fair to compare the Alec Baldwin film or the serials since they are different animals)

Derr makes a good Cranston, although one wonders about the relationship with his teacher. Its fast paced and breezy with a good jazz score. It looks as cheap, due no doubt to the budget, but that somehow give it a grittiness it shouldn't have. The film also shows signs of the films troubled production, intended to be one thing it ended up another. There are also two directors listed. Still its a great film to put on at 2am and watch.

What the film really needs are bumpers for The Late Late Late Show and cheesy commercials to go with it for a perfect viewing experience. If you like films from the heyday of late night TV before cable, vcr's and infomercials then this is the movie for you.


17 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who is the pianist at the beginning? mercholinas
Discuss The Invisible Avenger (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?