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The Vanishing Shadow (1934)

A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots ... See full summary »

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(as Louis Friedlander)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Stanley Stanfield
... Gloria Barnett, alias Gloria Grant
... Wade Barnett
... Prof. Carl Van Dorn
... Dorgan
... Newspaper Editor MacDonald
... John Cadwell (as Frank Glendon)
... Denny
... Badger (as Monty Montague)
... Kent
Beulah Hutton ... Sal [Chs.2,3]
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A 12-episode serial in which a son avenges the death of his father at the hands of corrupt politicians. He develops a wide variety of complex devices in his crusade . . . ray guns, robots and a 'vanishing belt.' Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Passed
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23 April 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Sombra Misteriosa  »

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Runtime:

(12 episodes)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Chapter Titles:
  • 1. Accused of Murder
  • 2. The Destroying Ray
  • 3. The Avalanche
  • 4. Trapped
  • 5. Hurled From the Sky
  • 6. Chain Lightning
  • 7. The Tragic Crash
  • 8. The Shadow of Death
  • 9. Blazing Bulkheads
  • 10.The Iron Death
  • 11.The Juggernaut
  • 12.Retribution
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This Was A Lot of Fun
15 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

In the middle 1970's, the Dade County (Miami, FL) school system, in an attempt to get kids to read, gave 7th grade students (which I was one), the script to the Vanishing Shadow. One of the TV stations broadcast all 12 episodes, which we were required to watch and read along with the script.

The show was a real blast for a 12 year old kid. I still remember the vanishing belt and the cornball dialog (which we had to act out in class the following day). I remember Ada Ince, who played Stanley's love interest, was a real babe and I remember the Stanley was my hero.

I would recommend this serial to anybody who enjoys the low-tech attempts to create high-tech effects in the 1930's. A must!


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