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."
"If you love the old serials this is for you."
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.
A grim laugh in the night, a relentless avenger against the forces of evil. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? You know the answer. An invisible crime fighter was an idea tailor-made for an audio-only medium, where the listener's imagination formed the characters… and everything else. Here are Lamont Cranston's three most memorable voices in tales of dark deeds and darker punishments.
"The shadow has some great stories"
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."
Mystical matters, dastardly doctors, frightening families, spirits and schemes! These 18 classic broadcasts will catapult you back to a time when the line between good and evil was stark...and spine chilling.
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 January 18, 1948.
"Murder for an inheritance"
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on February 22, 1948.
"One of the all time greatest radio mystery dramas"
This collection of the The Shadow contains five episodes of the classic radio series:
The Curse of the Cat (1/20/1946)
The Living Head (2/10/1946)
Etched with Acid (3/17/1946)
Walking Corpse (3/24/1946)
The Ghost Wore a Silver Slipper (4/7/1946)
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on November 16, 1947.
"A man is in the death house...."
Death and the Black Fedora (1/18/1948)
The House That Death Built (1/25/1948)
One Dead and Two to Go (2/1/1948)
Terror at Wolf's Head Knoll (2/15/1948)
The Nursery Rhyme Murders (2/22/1948)
Unburied Dead (4/14/1946)
Death in a Minor Key (6/2/1946)
The Valley of the Living Terror (10/13/1946)
Blood Money (10/20/1946)
Gang Doctor (11/24/1946)
The Devil Takes a Wife (12/8/1946)
Murders on the Main Stem (12/15/1946)
The Fine Art of Murder (12/22/1946)
Scent of Death (2/2/1947)
The Shadow's Revenge (5/11/1947)
Cherub-faced, blue-eyed World War II hero Les Damon played detective Michael Waring - better known as The Falcon. Damon played the role with style, pulling off the character's transition from private eye to army intelligence operative with panache. This collection of 16 digitally remastered episodes begins with Waring's wars against domestic enemies, including gambling bosses, arsonists, con artists, drug dealers, and killers.
Doom and the Limping Man (11/16/1947)
Comic Strip Killer (11/23/1947)
Murder and the Medium (11/30/1947)
The Chill of Death (1/4/1948)
The Bones of the Dragon (1/11/1948)
Stake Out (3/14/1948)
Reflection of Death (5/9/1948)
Evil in the House (11/7/1948)
Until Death Do Us Part (3/6/1949)
Preview of Terror (6/5/1949)
Séance with Death (4/25/1947)
Spider Boy (6/1/1947)
The Phantom of the Lighthouse (9/7/1947)
The Face (9/21/1947)
The Curse of the Gypsies (10/5/1947)
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on June 1, 1947.
"A lonely weaver"
This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 22, 1946.
"Poor sound quality"