The Shadow (1940)

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The Shadow battles a villain known as The Black Tiger, who has the power to make himself invisible and is trying to take over the world with his death ray.


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29 June 2020 | gatsby91606
| A disapointment
Anyone a fan of the classic radio series will be mightily disappointed by the movie serial version. Columbia made the error of adapting the pulp fiction Lamont Cranston/The Shadow rather than the more exciting radio incarnation. Absent are such famed taglines as "Who know where evil lurks. The Shadow knows." Even the legendary laugh rings hollow.

The radio Lamont Cranston learned in the orient the power of clouding men's minds thus becoming invisible. That was the key ingredient. The serial Lamont Cranston is a scientist (not a wealthy man about town) wearing black mask and cape engaging in fisticuffs. Nothing special. Instead the evil "Black Tiger" is invisible. "The Shadow" is routine serial running too long at 15 chapters instead of the standard 12.

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5 January 1940



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