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The Shadow of the Eagle ()


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The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation. Nathan Gregory owns a traveling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle. Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.

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Craig McCoy
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Jean Gregory
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Danby
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Ward
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Maj. Evans
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Ames
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Clark
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Boyle
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Gardner
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Bob - Clown
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Col. Nathan Gregory
Lloyd Whitlock ...
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'Little Billy' Rhodes ...
The Midget (as Little Billy)
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Henie - Strong Man
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Henry - Ventriloquist
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Pat Kelly (as Ernie S. Adams)
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Tim Moore
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Callahan (as Monty Montague)
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Frank - Watchman (uncredited)

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Ford Beebe
B. Reeves Eason ... (uncredited)

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Ford Beebe ... (story) &
Colbert Clark ... (story) &
Wyndham Gittens ... (story)

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Nat Levine ... producer

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Benjamin H. Kline ... (as Ben Kline)
Victor Scheurich

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Wyndham Gittens
Ray Snyder

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Wyndham Gittens ... supervising editor

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George Lowerre ... sound recording engineer

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Joe Bonomo ... stunts (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Pete Morrison ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... stunts (uncredited)

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Lee Zahler ... musical director (uncredited)

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Nat Levine ... presenter
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Plot Summary

Nathan Gregory is a World War I veteran pilot who runs a small, debt-ridden traveling carnival along with loyal daughter Jean. Gregory is at odds with five of his former squadron comrades, who he thinks shot him down in 1918 and stole his plans for an incredible invention, a radio=piloted plane. An enigmatic criminal, called "The Eagle", and his gang of toughs skywrites threatening the five businessmen with vengeance for their past misdeeds. Although Gregory is suspected of being the arch-villain, especially after he disappears, hero Craig McCoy and the carnival's midget, strongman, and ventriloquist struggle to expose "The Eagle's" identity. Written by duke1029

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Taglines A CRASHING Adventure Serial! (1949 re-release poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • La sombra del águila (Spain)
  • Águia de Prata (Brazil)
  • A Sombra da Águia (Portugal)
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  • 218 min
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Trivia CHAPTER TITLES: 1. The Carnival Mystery; 2. Pinholes; 3. The Eagle Strikes; 4. The Man of a Million Voices; 5. The Telephone Cipher; 6. Code of the Carnival; 7. Eagle or Vulture?; 8. On the Spot; 9. When Thieves Fall Out; 10. The Man Who Knew; 11. The Eagle's Wings; 12. The Shadow Unmasked. See more »
Goofs The long shot of the scene depicting John Wayne as Craig and Roy D'Arcy as Gardener are clearly shot with the men on a ferris wheel, but the closeups of both men are mismatches and none of the bars and struts of the ride can be seen since both actors are clearly on the ground and not moving. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Action Heroes of the Cliffhanger Serials (1992). See more »
Quotes The Midget: Who are you callin little boy, ya big palooka?
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