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Publisher's Summary

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

"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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The Shadow is the best.

My favorite actor to play the Shadow has always been Orson Welles. He will always be the best. This radio episode was the first in a long series. Long live the Shadow.

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  • Tina
  • Nibley, UT, United States
  • 10-31-14

Trapped in a crime

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Orson Welles is the narrator. A different version for sure! I never think of Orson Welles and The Shadow as the same but I am learning. A quick listen and worthwhile.

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Nostalgia Radio

Where does The Death House Rescue rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Like all the Dark shadow audio books hearing some of the old commercials and the way the actors present their lines is a bit hokey but fun to listen to.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Orson Welles..My favoriate because he fits the charactor so well.

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  • Troy
  • Apache Junction, AZ, USA
  • 04-04-07

The Shadow

Great old time radio show. But Audible.com needs to place each Shadow episode in it's correct order when they sell them in a volume. Buy the show's correct date as they aired. There are a lot of people who love old time radio, and for myself, placing each show by the right date is important(Audible.com).