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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." Consider the clues in more classic episodes starring Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison as the cloaked crusader. Ask yourself, is that really Ken Roberts singing in "Tenor With a Broken Voice"?

The Shadow producer and scriptwriter Edith Meiser once said, "A mystery is just a puzzle solved by the detective." Of course, the 18 cases in this digitally restored and remastered collection are cracked by…The Shadow! Includes Program Guide by William Nadel with photographs and background information about the series.

Epidsodes Include:

  • Tenor with a Broken Voice 06-05-38
  • He Died At Twelve 07-10-38
  • The Black Buddha 09-04-38
  • Traffic in Death 09-25-38
  • Murder in E Flat 12-04-38
  • Phantom Fingerprints 10-29-39
  • Mansion of Madness 11-05-39
  • Death Shows the Way 12-03-39
  • Murderer's Vanity 03-17-40
  • The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen 11-16-41
  • They Killed With a Silver Hatchet 05-26-46
  • Makeup for Murder 12-01-46
  • The Shadow of Suspicion 12-29-46
  • The Bones of the Dragon 01-11-48
  • Reflection of Death 05-09-48
  • The Giant of Madras 05-16-48
  • Murder at Dead Man's Inn 09-12-48
  • Murder by a Corpse 10-31-48
©2009 Advance Magazine Publishers Inc. (P)2009 RSPT LLC

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The Shadow knows.

The shadow is one of the best radio shows ever made. Orson Welles,Bill Johnstone, and Bret Morison all do great jobs as the Shadow. Agnes Moorhead of Bewitched plays the Shadows partner during Welles time as the Shadow. Classic radio at its best.

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  • Cliff
  • madison, MS, United States
  • 02-03-14

If you love the old serials this is for you.

Once again another collection of the old Shadow serials. The stories and characters aren't the greates, but OrsonWelles is so good as the Shadow, who really cares? These are a great look back at a different time and place. I used to own most of these on casette at one time and it is nice to have them in a digital format. If you love the Shadow you will love this one for certain.

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stories are simple, sound issues

the major issue I have is that the music is much louder than the speaking parts. there isn't much length to each episode, so the stories are rather simple. the commercials between episodes are interesting to hear.