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Lost Detective Classics from the Vault: The Hunter (1952) / The Shadow: House of Mystery (1932) / The Private Eye (1951) / Dick Tracy: Shaky's Secret Treasure (1952)

A collection of rare TV master pilots and theatrical short subjects.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

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Description by OLDIES.com:

THE HUNTER (1952): An undercover agent needs to ferret out a Soviet spy posing as a member of an acting troupe traveling on a flight to London. Barry Nelson starred as a Cold War spy in the television series "The Hunter" for 13 episodes that aired on CBS in 1952. Directed by Oscar Rudolph.

THE SHADOW: HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1932): Police detectives on a hunting trip discover the dead body of a beautiful young girl in a cabin. This well-produced Universal short subject is introduced by the "Shadow," the mysterious character popularized on the pages of "Detective Magazine." Stars James Durkin, Wilfred Lucas Leland Hodgeson; Directed by Kurt Neumann.

THE PRIVATE EYE (1951): Private Detective Florian Slappey plays it strictly for laughs in this all-black mystery spoof. "The Private Eye" was written by mystery novelist Octavus Roy Cohen, who is today best remembered for his unflattering portrayals of Afro-Americans. Stars Milt Wood, Geri Bryan, William Walker; Directed by Erle C. Kenton.

DICK TRACY: SHAKY'S SECRET TREASURE (1952): Tracy investigates when a woman's apartment is ransacked and her upholstery slashed. Ralph Byrd reprises the role he played in four Republic serials for this television series which ran from 1951-1952. Production was halted by the untimely passing of the show's star at age 43. Directed by Thomas Carr

Product Description:

Tag along with Dick Tracy, The Shadow, The Hunter, and The Private Eye as they search for clues and solve cases in this collection of vintage mystery films.

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Mystery | Thriller

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  • Sales Rank: 9,959
  • UPC: 089218676290
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