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.
Music, madness, death, and darkness face amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston and The Shadow. In the midst of the most classic of mystery motifs - from foreboding castles to frame ups - he unravels each remarkable riddle. From elusive treasure to conclusive evidence: How? Why? And, who dunnit? Let your curiosity lead you through two newly discovered Orson Welles episodes, available here for the first time since their original broadcasts in 1938 - "He Died at Twelve" and "The Black Buddha."
"The Shadow knows."
The Shadow knows! The weed of crime bears bitter fruit, and if criminals cultivate the crops, the Shadow will do the reaping! Hear the Shadow fight crime, as he becomes both the stalker and the stalked, in an assortment of tales featuring some of his most exciting encounters with some of the series' most sinister scoundrels. Whether matching wits against a spy, a madman, a monster, or a psychotic killer, he forces his foes to face the stark realization that crime does not pay!
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.
He knows many things, for he walks by night! He knows the nameless terrors of which we dare not speak! He's radio's grim conscience: The Whistler! And he's back with another collection of tense, twisting tales featuring some of Hollywood's finest radio talent. Though Bill Forman is the actor best remembered as the series' ruinous raconteur, there were others who shared the role. Their voices are heard in these strange stories, including Gale Gordon, Joseph Kearns, Marvin Miller, and Bill Johnstone.
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on February 23, 1941.
"Nice little mystery."
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."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 3, 1939.
"The lovely Margot Lane....."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on October 16, 1938.
"From The Shadow....."
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on March 12, 1939.
"The trap is set."
Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison star as amateur criminologist Lamont Cranston, alias The Shadow, "a man of wealth, a student of science, and master of other people's minds" who has devoted his life to "righting wrongs, protecting the innocent, and punishing the guilty".
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 29, 1940.
"A few audio errors"
This collection of the The Shadow contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Black Abbot (10/2/1938)
Death Stalks The Shadow (10/9/1938)
Night Without End (10/16/1938)
Gun Island (10/23/1938)
Prelude to Terror (1/29/1939)
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 22, 1940.
"Little Joey goes shopping with Lamont and Margo"
Lieutenant Ben Guthrie and Sergeant Matt Greb introduce lineups full of characters both heinous and hilarious. Go with them as they go after the most menacing of criminals in 16 gritty episodes from the 1950s, now in digitally restored sound. Radio greats Bill Johnstone, Wally Maher, and Jack Moyles are on the beat on the streets of a great American city. And things get tough when the witnesses are unreliable, unsure, unwilling - or dead.
Ghost Building (1/12/1941)
The Shadow Challenged (1/19/1941)
The Chess Club Murders (2/23/1941)
Death Rides a Broomstick (3/2/1941)
Murder Underground (3/9/1941)
The Curse of Shiva (12/1/1940)
The Voice of Death (12/8/1940)
Joey's Christmas Story (12/22/1940)
Ghost on the Stair (12/29/1940)
The Leopard Strikes (1/5/1941)
Hypnotic Death (2/12/1939)
Friend of Darkness (2/19/1939)
Appointment with Death (3/12/1939)
Can the Dead Talk? (3/19/1939)
The Man Who Murdered Time (8/20/1939)
The Ghost Walks Again (3/16/1941)
Murder from the Grave (4/6/1941)
The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen (11/16/1941)
The Ring of Light (11/23/1941)
Death Speaks Twice (2/15/1942)
Murder in the Death House (1/7/1940)
Precipice Called Death (1/21/1940)
Death on the Bridge (3/3/1940)
Oracle of Death (10/20/1940)
Carnival of Death (11/10/1940)