The Shadow knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men...and for some reason the thought of it made him laugh. His eerie, cast-iron chuckle rattled out of the radio, transfixing audiences of all ages with the expectation of thrills, chills, and adventure ahead. Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morrison don the cloak and cloud men's minds through 18 enigmatic episodes. Agnes Moorehead, Marjorie Anderson, Grace Matthews, and Gertrude Warner watch his back with winning style as Margot Lane.
Radio listeners first heard the sinister laugh of The Shadow on July 31, 1930. This 80th anniversary treasury includes two never-before-released shows starring Orson Welles and Margot Stevenson - "Revenge on the Shadow" and "The Hospital Murders" - from previously lost transcription records. This 9-hour digitally restored and remastered collection also includes the premiere broadcast of the 1937 radio revival.
This collection of the The Shadow contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Death House Rescue (9/29/1937)Death from the Deep (10/3/1937)The Temple Bells of Neban (10/24/1937)The Circle of Death (11/28/1937)The Death Triangle (12/12/1937)
The ebullient energy and aggressive personality of screen legend James Cagney is in full form in this collection of radio dramatizations of his classic films.
Radio Spirits is pleased to present 20 classic episodes of Suspense, one of radio's longest running and best mystery anthology series. This collection features programs from the early 1950's as produced and directed by Elliott Lewis.
Arthur Godfrey, The Romance of Helen Trent, Our Gal Sunday, The Goldbergs, President Roosevelt's Address to Congress, Amos 'n' Andy, Joe E. Brown, Major Bowes, Louis Prima, and more all in a row! This is a recording of a full broadcast day, remastered (from the National Archives transcript disks) by Joe Bevilacqua.
Monstrously mischievous masters Raymond Edward Johnson and Paul McGrath lead you through the creaking door for three hours of twists and turns - and we're not just talking about the knots you'll find in your stomach. Radio rogues Jackson Beck, Agnes Moorehead, and more are frighteningly fabulous in these six wickedly suspenseful stories. Murder is on everyone's mind, but their characters have heart...someone else's that is...clutched in their cruel hands.
"Amazing and Wonderful Eerie-Ness!!"
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on October 3, 1937.
Radio Spirits presents The Shadow, in 18 digitally remastered episodes of the series eeriest exploits. You will join The Shadow, goaded by ghosts and vexed by snakes, as he battles strange and supposedly supernatural foes.
"The Shadow.. A walk down memory lane."
The Society of the Living Dead (1/23/1938)
The Poison Death (1/30/1938)
The Phantom Voice (2/6/1938)
The Plot Murder (2/27/1938)
The Bride of Death (3/6/1938)
The Silent Avenger (3/13/1938)
White Legion (3/20/1938)
The Hypnotized Audience (3/27/1938)
The Firebug (4/10/1938)
Message from the Hills (5/22/1938)
This rare and exciting collection offers you the chance to travel back in time and experience a complete broadcast day from September 1939, including every minute of the day from 6:00 AM sign-on right through sign-off at 1:00 AM the next morning. Thanks to the foresight of the Library of Congress and station WJSV in Washington DC, you'll hear exactly what it was like to listen to the radio in 1939.
With this episode on September 26, 1937, The Shadow premiered on the Mutual radio network. It featured Orson Welles as Lamont Cranston (aka The Shadow) and Agnes Moorehead as his "friend and companion, the lovely Margot Lane". Welles starred in the series for a year, departing in September 1938. The classic line "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" was actually spoken by Frank Readick, who had previously portrayed the title character.
"The Shadow is the best."
The CBS Radio series Orson Welles' Almanac was usually a half-hour variety show. But on June 7, 1944, the day after the D-Day landing in France by Allied forces, Welles presented this special dramatic broadcast. Starring Agnes Moorehead, it takes the form of a mother's letter to her son (with a Wellesian twist at the end).
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on March 13, 1938.
"A new killing spree after the death penalty"
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 12, 1937.
"A dead triangle."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on November 28, 1937.
"The Shadow meets a real nut."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on March 20, 1938.
"The Dark vs the white."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on January 23, 1938.
"a Watery grave."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on February 6, 1938.
"Silly little story."