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The Shadow The Shadow Strikes

The cloaked hero, Lamont Cranston (aka The Shadow), goes after a group of murderous racketeers.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 2 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1937
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

A rich man is killed in the process of writing his will. The phantom crime-fighter, Lamont Cranston (a.k.a. the Shadow), finds numerous suspects - each with their own motive for committing murder. The trail of clues leads him to a underground gambling ring linked to the killer. The police, suspicious of The Shadow's motives, interfere with the investigation in an effort to discover his true identity. The master of disguise is able to keep the detectives at bay long enough to unmask the real culprits. The Shadow Strikes is the first film based on the popular 1930's radio program. Rod La Rocque returned as the Shadow the following year in International Crime.

Product Description:

The first film adventure of the mysterious pulp hero from radio and magazines. Once again, the police hound the Shadow as he goes after true evildoers.

Plot Synopsis:

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men' The hero in this adaptation from the popular radio serial.

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Adventure | Mystery | Superheroes | Suspense | Thriller | Vintage

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Customer Rating: Rating 3.1
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Rating 1.0 Who Knows What Evil Lurks... Movie Lover: from Middle Village, NY US -- August, 31, 2009

If you expect anything like the Shadow that was on the radio, you won't find it here. Rod LaRocque even seems at a loss for words (do dialogue coach?) in the first half of the film. And it doesn't get much better in the second half.


Rating 3.0 The Shadow Strikes slightly Movie Lover: from NC -- October, 19, 2004

Though this film is very watchable, it is not the best adaptation of THE SHADOW in classic film. If you want a great classic SHADOW film, watch BEHIND THE MASK (which I was fortunate enough to catch on Turner Classic Movies a few years back). However, if you are looking for just a good film, based on a comic book type character, this should help. It does not have the superhero appeal of say matinee serials for SUPERMAN, BATMAN, THE PHANTOM, or (the best of the best) CAPTAIN MARVEL. What it does have is a decent story which keeps you wondering "whodunit?"


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  • UPC: 089218423696
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