Professor Davidson and his niece Diana Palmer search Africa for the Lost City of Zoloz, reputed to be the source of a large hidden treasure. Also searching is a local crook, Singapore Smith... See full summary »
Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of... See full summary »
Rod La Rocque,
Law student Chris Moore is an urban daredevil who gets his kicks from racing across rooftops. When a secret organization approaches him with proof that he is actually the son of a legendary... See full summary »
Columbia's 9th serial, slotted between "Overland With Kit Carson" and "Terry and the Pirates", was intended to have Lorna Gray in the role played by Veda Ann Borg, and to have been co-directed by D. Ross Lederman and Norman Deming. The credits specified the serial was "Based upon stories published in "The Shadow Magazine", while the ads proclaimed it to be "right out of the air waves and magazine stories." What appeared was a mixture of both with Lamont Cranston the true identity of The Shadow, although Lamont Cranston was only an occasional disguise of the pulp magazine Shadow. The hypnotic invisibility of the radio character was completely ignored, as was the almost invisible "Living Shadow" of the pulps.(In the serial, the only invisible man (The Black Tiger) was the villain, as even James Horne probably realized that six to ten henchmen taking orders from an invisible man was more plausible then six to ten henchman falling all over the place from unseen blows delivered by an ...Written by
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The first chapter is three reels long (approximately 30 minutes) which is roughly half the running time of a typical "B" feature at that time. See more »
The Black Tiger's gang stages an attack on a telephone facility by setting a truck on fire and driving it into the "Powder House" to set off the explosives. It is never explained why a telephone company would have a Powder House on the property with their other equipment. See more »
To a nine year old, this was the greatest serial ever!
The thing I remember most was the deep, resonant voice of Victor Jory, who played The Shadow and Lamont Cranston. "What evil lurks in the hearts of men, the Shadow knows..." He kept me and my friends spellbound. We went to the theater every Saturday, never missing a single episode of that wonderful potboiler serial. We didn't care what the feature was, we were there to see The Shadow! All for dime! What memories... Ah, those really were the days!
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