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The Poison Death Radio/TV Program

The Poison Death

This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on January 30, 1938.
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Publisher's Summary

This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on January 30, 1938.

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" From 1930-1954, the wealthy Lamont Cranston was one of the best-known characters on radio, using his mystical powers to fight crime. The only person who knew The Shadow's true identity was his "friend and companion, the lovely Margot Lane". Through the years, The Shadow was portrayed by Frank Readick, Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others. As listeners were reminded at the end of every episode, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay! The Shadow knows!"

Hear more tales of The Shadow individually, or pick them up in collected editions!

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What the Critics Say

"As one of the basic prototypes of what has come to be called Pop Art, the Shadow is unique and irreplaceable, a legend in his own time. A classic character who looms slouch hat and shoulders above all others of his kind, he is an inevitable as a guilty conscience, an unseen power that awakens within all of us our most deep-rooted fears of mortal retribution. There has never been a force quite like him." (Jim Harmon, The Great Radio Heroes)

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    This story reminded me of some crime shows I liked to watch, that some of their episodes had dealing with mad poisoners. These shows say their stories are based from true events. I wonder where the writers on this show get their ideas? Another great story.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 10-31-14
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 10-31-14 Member Since 2016

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    Making a personal vendetta is how Cranston finds this criminal. Poison is killing people all over town.

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