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The Shadow (1933)

| Mystery | 1933 (USA)
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.

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... Reggie Ogden
... Sonia Bryant
... Sir Richard Bryant
Jeanne Stuart ... Moya Silverton
... Jim Silverton
Viola Compton ... Mrs. Bascomb
... Det. Inspector Carr
Ralph Truman ... Elliot
Denis Cowles ... Chief Insp. Fleming
Vincent Holman ... Wallis
James Raglan ... Beverley Kent
Gordon Begg ... Willit
... Sir Edward Hulme KC
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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.

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For what it is, it's pretty good.
1 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

Despite this film coming out in 1933 when the Shadow was a popular pulp character, this movie has nothing to do with this American character that fights crime. Instead, the Shadow in this British film is a scum-bag that is an expert at blackmail as well as murder--and Scotland Yard is at a loss for how to stop him or as to his identity. The film has a few things going for it--though the middle portion of the film is a bit slow and a couple of the characters are too broadly written--especially that awful old woman who cries way too intently! Overall, however, it is better than you'd expect for a low-budget mystery film. I've seen an awful lot of films similar to this one but "The Shadow" is a bit better--thanks to some interesting plot twists and a great first portion. Worth seeing if you like old-time B-movies, like I do.


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