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The Shadow

A mysterious black caped criminal is blackmailing wealthy citizens.
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: October 28, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1933
  • Label: Alpha Video

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 48


User Ratings: 32,183
Rating: C+ -- It's a failed attempt to revive a former pulp hero who has been passe for years. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 13, 2020
Rating: 3/5 -- It offers a diverting, nostalgic retreat to the innocent days when crime fighting was a pleasant, rich man's hobby.
New York Times
Aug 31, 2004
This thing is all packaging and no content, or, dare I say it, all shadow and no substance. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Apr 12, 2002
Rating: D -- The movie has all the coherence of a bad acid flashback. Full Review
Entertainment Weekly
Jul 6, 2010
It's an entertainment that deserved to have become the first of a series. Full Review
Jul 16, 2010
It has enough of the innocent exoticism and splendor of silent thrillers to suggest a continuity with the past missing from most other movies; all that's required is a capacity to sit back and dream. Full Review
Chicago Reader
Apr 25, 2007
Rating: 3.5/5 -- The grandiose presence of Alec Baldwin manages to give cohesion to this little gem. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
Jul 10, 2019

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A mysterious criminal known only as 'The Shadow' is blackmailing the wealthiest citizens of London. Scotland Yard is on the case, but anyone who discovers clues to the Shadow's true identity is murdered. Chief Inspector Fleming believes that the killer is one of the guests at his sprawling mansion. But with his boarders including a former safecracker and a mystery novelist in search of his next bestseller, uncovering the Shadow's secret may not be as easy as he thinks.

The Shadow is based on a popular stage play that ran for years in London's West End. Star Henry Kendall had previously headlined the stage version. He was also the leading man in the early Alfred Hitchcock film Rich and Strange (1931). Playwright Donald Stuart later emigrated to the United States to become an actor, appearing in classics such as The Invisible Man (1933) and The Canterville Ghost (1944). The villain of The Shadow is not connected to the heroic character of the same name that appeared in pulp magazines starting in 1931 and would be popularized on radio by Orson Welles. However, the fact that both characters share the same costume indicates that the pulps' covers may have had some influence on the filmmakers.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 9,329
  • UPC: 089218750990
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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