Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men...
THE SHADOW KNOWS !!!
This collection of "The Shadow" radio programs features 243 shows on 1 DVD. Each episode is presented in the .mp3 format. There are well over 100 hours of entertaining and thrilling "The Shadow" episodes.
The DVD is labeled and provided in a highly protective jewel case. A list of the programs on the disc as well as the date the program originally aired (if known) is also provided.
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A note concerning sound quality. The sound quality for the shows in this collection is very good to good. It is difficult to find perfect recordings from the golden age of radio due to the equipment used for recording and the fact that many of the recordings were made 60, 70 or even 80 years ago.
HERE'S SOME BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR "THE SHADOW":
"The Shadow" was long believed to have debuted on radio as a program in its own right September 26, 1937, on the Mutual Broadcasting System. But the character actually premiered in September 1931, on CBS, as part of the hour-long The Blue Coal Radio Revue (named for the show's sponsor), featuring Frank Readick — "The Shadow" announcer of Detective Stories — as "The Shadow," and playing Sundays at 5:30 p.m. Eastern standard time. The stories also appeared on Thursday nights for a month, when "Love Story Drama" (another Street and Smith creation) took the Thursday night slot — but also featured occasional portrayals of The Shadow.
Blue Coal had a long relationship with "The Shadow," moving the radio series to NBC in October 1932 with Readick playing the character on Wednesday nights now. Two years later, NBC ran the stories on Mondays and Wednesdays, both at 6:30 p.m., with LaCurto taking occasional turns as the title character. Three years later came the beginning of the half-hour drama radio buffs have remembered so well, with the then-unknown Orson Welles as "The Shadow," the show moving to Mutual, and the famous catch phrase now in full play.
Welles did not speak that signature line — Readick did, using a water glass next to his mouth for the echo effect. But Welles did make a credible Shadow, two years before his notoriety as the mastermind of Mercury Theatre on the Air's production of "War of the Worlds."
After Welles left the role for a career in the cinema, "The Shadow" was portrayed by such actors as Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison (the longest tenure, with ten years in two separate runs), John Archer, and Steve Courtleigh as "Lamont Cranston/The Shadow." The radio show also introduced female characters into "The Shadow's" realm, most notably "Margot Lane" (played by Agnes Moorehead among others) as Cranston's love interest and crime-solving partner (the character was eventually integrated into Gibson's pulp novels). In the 1994 movie, Margot's name was spelled "Margo." However, early scripts of the radio show clearly show that the character's name was spelled "Margot".
Once "The Shadow" joined Mutual as a half-hour series, it did not leave Sunday evenings radio until December 26, 1954. It outlasted the magazine that gave birth to it: The Shadow Magazine ended with the summer 1949 issue, although Gibson wrote three new "official" stories between 1963 and 1980. Gibson started off a short series of updated Shadow novels for Belmont with "Return of the Shadow" under his own name. Others: "The Shadow Strikes," "Beware Shadow, Cry Shadow," "The Shadow's Revenge," "Mark of The Shadow," "Shadow Go Mad," "Night of The Shadow, Destination: Moon." "The Shadow" had mental powers in these books, to cloud men's minds so he effectively became invisible, to conquer pain, etc.
Episode Listing for "The Shadow" programs included in this collection:
The Shadow - 370926 - Deathhouse Rescue
The Shadow - 371003 - The Red Macaw
The Shadow - 371010 - Danger in the Dark
The Shadow - 371017 - Murder By The Dead
The Shadow - 371024 - The Temple Bells Of Neban
The Shadow - 371031 - The Three Ghosts
The Shadow - 371114 - Terror Island
The Shadow - 371121 - The Ruby of Karaval
The Shadow - 371128 - The Circle Of Death
The Shadow - 371212 - The Death Triangle
The Shadow - 371226 - The Voice Of Death
The Shadow - 380109 - The League Of Terror
The Shadow - 380116 - Sabotage
The Shadow - 380123 - The Society Of The Living Dead
The Shadow - 380130 - The Poison Death
The Shadow - 380206 - The Phantom Voice
The Shadow - 380213 - House Of Horror
The Shadow - 380220 - Hounds In The Hills
The Shadow - 380227 - The Plot Murder
The Shadow - 380306 - The Bride Of Death
The Shadow - 380313 - The Silent Avenger
The Shadow - 380320 - The White Legion
The Shadow - 380403 - Death From the Deep
The Shadow - 380417 - The Blind Beggar Dies
The Shadow - 380424 - Power of The Mind
The Shadow - 380605 - The Hypnotized Audience
The Shadow - 380612 - Death From the Deep
The Shadow - 380619 - Firebug
The Shadow - 380626 - Blind Beggar Dies
The Shadow - 380703 - The Power Of The Mind
The Shadow - 380710 - White God
The Shadow - 380717 - Aboard the Steamship Amazon
The Shadow - 380724 - Murders In Wax
The Shadow - 380731 - Message From The Hills
The Shadow - 380807 - The Creeper
The Shadow - 380814 - Tenor With the Broken Voice
The Shadow - 380821 - Murder On Approval
The Shadow - 380828 - Tomb Of Terror The
The Shadow - 380904 - Death Under The Chapel
The Shadow - 380911 - Caverns Of Death
The Shadow - 380925 - Traffic in Death
The Shadow - 381005 - The Black Abbott
The Shadow - 381009 - Death Stalks the Shadow
The Shadow - 381016 - Night Without End
The Shadow - 381023 - Gun Island
The Shadow - 381030 - The Isle Of Fear
The Shadow - 381106 - Shyster Payoff
The Shadow - 381113 - Black Rock
The Shadow - 381120 - Death is Blind
The Shadow - 381127 - Fountain of Death
The Shadow - 381204 - Murder In E-Flat
The Shadow - 381218 - The Guest Of Death
The Shadow - 390101 - The Man Who Murdered Time
The Shadow - 390108 - The Island Of The Devil
The Shadow - 390115 - Ghosts Can Kill
The Shadow - 390122 - Valley of the Living Dead
The Shadow - 390129 - Prelude to Terror
The Shadow - 390205 - The Ghost Of Captain Bayloe
The Shadow - 390212 - Hypnotic Death
The Shadow - 390219 - Friend of Darkness
The Shadow - 390226 - Horror in Wax
The Shadow - 390305 - Sabatoge By Air
The Shadow - 390312 - Appointment with Death
The Shadow - 390319 - Can the Dead Talk
The Shadow - 390924 - Dead Men Talk
The Shadow - 391001 - Night Marauder
The Shadow - 391022 - House of Fun
The Shadow - 391029 - Phantom Fingerprints
The Shadow - 391105 - The Mansion Of Madness
The Shadow - 391112 - Inventor of Death
The Shadow - 391119 - The Shadow Returns
The Shadow - 391126 - The Sandhog Murders
The Shadow - 391203 - Death Shows The Way
The Shadow - 391210 - The Flight of the Vulture
The Shadow - 391217 - Murder Incorporated
The Shadow - 391224 - Stockings Were Hung
The Shadow - 391231 - The Cat That Killed
The Shadow - 400107 - Murder in the Deathhouse
The Shadow - 400121 - The Precipice Called Death
The Shadow - 400204 - The Return of Carnation Charlie
The Shadow - 400211 - Death is an Art
The Shadow - 400303 - Death on the Bridge
The Shadow - 400310 - The Laughing Corpse
The Shadow - 400317 - Murderer's Vanity
The Shadow - 400324 - The Plot That Failed
The Shadow - 400331 - The Bridge of Tragedy
The Shadow - 400929 - Death in a Minor Key
The Shadow - 401005 - Ghost Town
The Shadow - 401013 - The Isle Of The Living Dead
The Shadow - 401020 - The Oracle Of Death
The Shadow - 401027 - Mark Of The Black Widow
The Shadow - 401103 - The Creeper (LumberCamp)
The Shadow - 401110 - The Carnival of Death
The Shadow - 401117 - The House of Horror
The Shadow - 401124 - The Green Man
The Shadow - 401201 - The Curse of Siva
The Shadow - 401208 - Voice of Death
The Shadow - 401215 - Killers Rendezvous
The Shadow - 401222 - Joey's Christmas Story
The Shadow - 401229 - Ghost Of The Stair
The Shadow - 410105 - The Leopard Strikes
The Shadow - 410112 - The Ghost Building
The Shadow - 410119 - The Shadow Challenged
The Shadow - 410126 - The Ghost of Caleb MacKenzie
The Shadow - 410202 - Nightmare at Gaelsberry
The Shadow - 410209 - The Man Who Lived Twice
The Shadow - 410216 - The Phantom Voyage
The Shadow - 410223 - Chess Club Murders
The Shadow - 410302 - Death Rides a Broomstick
The Shadow - 410309 - Murder Underground
The Shadow - 410316 - The Ghost Walks Again
The Shadow - 410323 - Death Prowls at Night
The Shadow - 410330 - Voodoo
The Shadow - 410406 - The Murder From The Grave
The Shadow - 410413 - Death on the Rails
The Shadow - 411029 - Hoodoo Ship
The Shadow - 411116 - Case of the 3 Frightened Policemen
The Shadow - 411123 - The Ring Of Light
The Shadow - 420201 - Return of Anatole Chevanic
The Shadow - 420215 - Death Speaks Twice
The Shadow - 420222 - Death Gives An Encore
The Shadow - 420301 - Dead Men Tell
The Shadow - 420315 - Altar of Death
The Shadow - 421024 - Mystery of Madmans Deep
The Shadow - 421025 - The Mystery Of Madman's Deep
The Shadow - 421101 - Death Keeps A Deadline
The Shadow - 421108 - The Wailing Corpse
The Shadow - 421122 - The Lady in Black
The Shadow - 421206 - Death Shoots an Arrow
The Shadow - 430228 - Touch Of Death
The Shadow - 430926 - The Gibbering Things
The Shadow - 431003 - The Crystal Globe
The Shadow - 431108 - Return to Life
The Shadow - 431205 - Bubbling Death
The Shadow - 431212 - The Juggernaut
The Shadow - 431219 - The Club Of Doom
The Shadow - 431226 - The Juggernaut (Australian)
The Shadow - 440206 - A Pass To Death
The Shadow - 440312 - Death To The Shadow
The Shadow - 440319 - Drums of Doom
The Shadow - 441119 - Man Who Dreamed Too Much
The Shadow - 450121 - Out Of This World
The Shadow - 450211 - Ghost Without A Face
The Shadow - 450311 - Brief Fame of John Copper
The Shadow - 450318 - Case of the Burning Skull
The Shadow - 450325 - Destroyer
The Shadow - 450408 - The Little Man Who Wasn't There
The Shadow - 451104 - Spotlight On Duchess
The Shadow - 451111 - Spider Boy
The Shadow - 451118 - Spotlight on Natchez
The Shadow - 451201 - Makeup For Murder
The Shadow - 460120 - The Curse Of The Cat
The Shadow - 460127 - Dream of Death
The Shadow - 460203 - Murder With Music
The Shadow - 460210 - The Living Head
The Shadow - 460224 - The Hiss of Death
The Shadow - 460303 - The Island Of Ancient Death
The Shadow - 460310 - The Ghost Without A Face
The Shadow - 460317 - Etched With Acid
The Shadow - 460324 - The Walking Corpse
The Shadow - 460331 - Mind Over Murder
The Shadow - 460407 - Ghost Wore Silver Slippers
The Shadow - 460414 - The Unburied Dead
The Shadow - 460421 - The Gorilla Man
The Shadow - 460428 - The Dreams of Death
The Shadow - 460505 - White Witchman of Lawaiki
The Shadow - 460512 - The Bride Wore Black
The Shadow - 460519 - Touch of Death
The Shadow - 460526 - They Kill With A Silver Hatchet
The Shadow - 460602 - Death In a Minor Key460602
The Shadow - 461013 - The Valley of Living Terror
The Shadow - 461020 - Blood Money
The Shadow - 461124 - The Gang Doctor
The Shadow - 461201 - Makeup for Murder
The Shadow - 461208 - The Devil Takes A Wife
The Shadow - 461215 - Murders On The Main Stem
The Shadow - 461222 - The Fine Art of Murder
The Shadow - 461229 - The Shadow Of Suspicion
The Shadow - 470105 - The Werewolf Of Hamilton Mansion
The Shadow - 470112 - The Cat And The Killer
The Shadow - 470202 - Scent Of Death
The Shadow - 470223 - Witch Crescent Moon (1st half)
The Shadow - 470504 - Suicide League (2nd half)
The Shadow - 470511 - The Shadow's Revenge
The Shadow - 470518 - Death Rides High
The Shadow - 470525 - Seance With Death
The Shadow - 470601 - The Spider Boy
The Shadow - 470907 - The Phantom Of The Lighthouse
The Shadow - 470914 - When the Grave is Open
The Shadow - 470921 - The Face
The Shadow - 470928 - Death Takes The Wheel
The Shadow - 471005 - Curse of The Gypsies
The Shadow - 471019 - The Ruby of Karavahl
The Shadow - 471026 - The Death Hunt
The Shadow - 471102 - Death Has Eight Arms
The Shadow - 471109 - Dream Of Death
The Shadow - 471116 - Doom and the Limping Man
The Shadow - 471123 - The Comic Strip Killer
The Shadow - 471130 - Murder and the Medium
The Shadow - 471221 - Gift of Murder
The Shadow - 471228 - Legend Of Crownshield Castle
The Shadow - 480104 - Chill of Death
The Shadow - 480111 - Bones of the Dragon
The Shadow - 480118 - Death and the Black Fedora
The Shadow - 480125 - House That Death Buillt
The Shadow - 480201 - One Dead and Two to go
The Shadow - 480208 - The Thing In The Cage
The Shadow - 480215 - The Terror At Wolf's Head Knoll
The Shadow - 480222 - Nursery Rhyme
The Shadow - 480229 - Man Who Was Death
The Shadow - 480307 - The Beast Of Darrow House
The Shadow - 480314 - Stake Out
The Shadow - 480321 - Death Coils to Strike
The Shadow - 480328 - Death and the Easter Bonnet
The Shadow - 480404 - The Ghost That Gleams
The Shadow - 480502 - Legend Of The Living Swamp
The Shadow - 480509 - Reflection Of Death
The Shadow - 480516 - The Giant Of Madras
The Shadow - 480912 - Murder At Deadman's Inn
The Shadow - 480919 - Revenge Is - Murder
The Shadow - 480926 - Death Is A Colored Dream
The Shadow - 481003 - The Phantom Racketeer
The Shadow - 481010 - Mask For Murder
The Shadow - 481017 - The Dead Man's Ride
The Shadow - 481024 - The Drum Of Obi
The Shadow - 481031 - Murder By A Corpse
The Shadow - 481107 - Evil In The House
The Shadow - 481128 - The Wigmakers Of Doom Street
The Shadow - 490102 - Death And The Crown Of Odalph
The Shadow - 490220 - The Trail Of The Knifer
The Shadow - 490227 - Collectors Of Death
The Shadow - 490306 - Unto Death Do Us Part
The Shadow - 490313 - The Ring Of Mahlalaylee
The Shadow - 490417 - Death And The Easter Bonnet
The Shadow - 490529 - The Monkey Woman
The Shadow - 490605 - Preview of Terror
The Shadow - 500219 - Burning Manor
The Shadow - 540328 - Death In the Deep
The Shadow - 540627 - The Vengeance Of Angela Nolan
The Shadow - 700000 - Air Freight Fracas
The Shadow - 700000 - Computer Calculates But The Shadow Knows
The Shadow - XXXXXX - Return to Life
The Shadow - XXXXXX - Spotlight On The Dutchess
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