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

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

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Shuddering thrills... as the Shadow Man strikes!

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Until the Alec Baldwin film The Shadow (1994), this served as the only Shadow film in which he could turn invisible (a power he had on radio but not in the pulps). See more »

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Follows International Crime (1938) See more »

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An amusing curiosity but I keep hoping for something better.
7 October 2004 | by (Berkeley, California) – See all my reviews

If not a "made-for-TV-movie," this film may have been intended as a pilot film for a TV series that never got made. When I saw it in a theater more than 30 years ago, that was my impression.

The Shadow is of course a grand old multi-media figure. A generation of kids grew up on the Shadow radio show and comic books, millions of other readers bought the pulp magazine or Shadow books, anywhere from the early 1930's to the 1960's. And of course there was the Alec Baldwin film -- also, not a bad effort. But they just couldn't decide whether to play it as a real adventure story or as parody. Like other attempts in the same era (The Phantom, Doc Savage) that's a prescription for failure.

To me, the best screen "Shadow" of all time was the late Victor Jory, but probably that's because I saw the Jory version when I was a little kid and didn't have very tough critical standards.

I'm still hoping for a Shadow movie with a first rate production from a good, solid script. In the meanwhile, watching earlier efforts like "The Invisible Avenger" aka "Bourbon Street Shadows" just gives me the old "glass-half-empty-glass-half-full" sensation.

Dick Lupoff


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