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Invisible Avenger (1958)

Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, investigates the murder of a New Orleans bandleader.

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George Bellak (adapted from a screenplay by), Ruth Jeffries (adapted from a screenplay by) (as Betty Jeffries)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Derr ... Lamont Cranston
Mark Daniels ... Jogendra
Helen Westcott ... Tara O'Neill
Jack Doner Jack Doner ... Billy Sanchez
Jeanne Neher Jeanne Neher ... Felicia Ramirez
Steve Dano Steve Dano ... Tony Alcalde
Dan Mullin Dan Mullin ... Pablo Ramirez / Victor Ramirez
Leo Bruno Leo Bruno ... Ramon 'Rocco' Martinez
Lee Edwards Lee Edwards ... The Colonel
Sam Page Sam Page ... Charlie
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Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, investigates the murder of a New Orleans bandleader.

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Shuddering thrills... as the Shadow Man strikes!


Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bourbon Street Shadows See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Until the Alec Baldwin film The Shadow (1994), this served as the only Shadow film in which he could turn invisible (a power he had on radio but not in the pulps). See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-released in 1962 with additional, 'more adult,' footage added. See more »

Connections

Follows The Shadow Strikes (1937) See more »

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For Shadow Fans Only
22 May 2010 | by adam-462See all my reviews

A nice waste of an hour. The acting was passable, though the Shadow's mentor guy was a little creepy. The plot was mostly predictable with a few plausibility issues. (Yeah, we're going to show what we believe to be an execution on television.) Having listened to quite a few episodes of the radio Shadow, my conclusion is the Shadow does best when operating like a Super Hero, as he did with Orson Welles in the lead. When the Shadow operates as a shamus with a special trick, it's a lot cheaper.

This is okay, but if it was a pilot for a TV show, I can see why it didn't make it. Still, for fans of the Shadow, this is a rare opportunity to see an attempt at bringing that mysterious voice to film.


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