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A Burglar to the Rescue (1931)

The story is about a bank president who has been stealing from the bank. One night, as he is working on the books to cover his crimes,a visitor arrives with a gun. In the conversation that ... See full summary »

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The Banker, Steve Corley
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The Girl, Marian
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The Burglar, Holtz aka Jack Dunning
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The Detective, Andy Hurley
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The story is about a bank president who has been stealing from the bank. One night, as he is working on the books to cover his crimes,a visitor arrives with a gun. In the conversation that ensues it is revealed the visitor is an escaped convict that was a formed employee of the bank who was railroaded to prison to cover the crooked banker's crime. As with other entries in this series,there is a shadow projected every so often with a voice forecasting what is to come. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"THE SHADOW" DETECTIVE STORIES (original poster - all caps)


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7 September 1931 (USA)  »

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The Shadow #1: Burglar to the Rescue  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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First entry in the Shadow series. See more »

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Straight out of the original radio show
7 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the few remaining shorts done in 1931 that feature The Shadow just as he was appearing on radio at the time. The Shadow does not participate in the story but appears at the beginning, several times during and at the end of the film when he does his sardonic narration and commentary. Sinister Cinema has this and 2 other Shadow shorts on a DVD which is visually & audibly excellent. Frank Readick is uncredited but his voice is unmistakable and his appearance matches that used in the promo photograph that was given away by the radio show at the time - it is a bit startling to see The Shadow wearing a domino mask & mustache but his appearance in the pulps hadn't yet settled either.

If you're a true Shadow fan you have to get this DVD.


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