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The Shadow Returns (1946)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 16 February 1946 (USA)
People are literally flying off balconies to their deaths as Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, tries to make sense out of a confusing jumble of murders, disappearances, jewels that aren't ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lamont Cranston
... Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
... Shrevvie
... Police Insp. Cardona
... Police Commissioner J.R. Weston
... Charles Frobay
... Michael Hasdon
... William Monk
Rebel Randall ... Lenore Jessup
Emmett Vogan ... Joseph Yomans, aka Paul Breck
Sherry Hall ... Robert Buell
... John Adams
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... Shrevvie [replaced by Tom Dugan] (scenes deleted)
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People are literally flying off balconies to their deaths as Lamont Cranston, aka the Shadow, tries to make sense out of a confusing jumble of murders, disappearances, jewels that aren't jewels, hidden laboratories and secret formulas. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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SCREAMS! New Thrills! New Chills! See more »

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16 February 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Monday 9 January 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's KTLA (Channel 5) and in New York City Thursday 27 April 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Followed by Behind the Mask (1946) See more »

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Cute, don't you think?
26 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Lamont Cranston and Margo Lane have sneaked into a darkened office. Lamont puts his ear to the safe dial but fears that it's too old and rusty for him to crack. Margo suggests that perhaps it's not locked, if it's such an old safe, which comment prompts a dirty look from Lamont. Undeterred, she reaches past him, turns the handle, and... bingo! opens the safe. With a sweet smirk, Margo then neatly sums up everything you need to know about this film: "Not a profound piece of deduction, but...cute, don't you think?"

Well, Lamont Cranston is not particularly impressed, and for all I know neither will true fans of the Shadow be amused. But...that's about what we get from this movie. I suspect that my own minimal knowledge of the Shadow and his various incarnations only increased my capacity for enjoying this film. And enjoy it I did--while it's no great shakes, it's fast moving, has some humor, and has enough plot to at least carry the jokes and various relationships.

"Enough plot," I say--which I guess really isn't much, since it struck me during the final suspect-gathering scene that I really barely recognized any of the roomful of suspects. However, Lamont knew them all, and he pointed the inspector in the right direction, and he also maintained the secret of his other identity. And importantly: Kane Richmond does make it all look like fun.


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