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The Shadow Strikes

USA 1937
produced by
Grand National
directed by Lynn Shores
starring Rod La Rocque, Lynn Anders (= Agnes Anderson), James Blakely, Walter McGrail, William Kellogg, Cy Kendall, Kenneth Harlan, Norman Ainsley, John St.Polis, John Carnivale, James C.Morton, John Elliott, Harry Harvey, Jack Ingram
screenplay by Al Martin, based on the story The Ghost of the Manor by Maxwell Grant (= Walter B. Gibson), The Shadow created by Maxwell Grant (= Walter B. Gibson)

The Shadow, The Shadow (Grand National)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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As the Shadow, Lamont Cranston (Rod La Rocque) catches 2 thieves at attorney Randall's office, then calls the police to collect them. However when police captain Breen (Kenneth Harlan) shows up, Cranston realizes he hasn't left an escape route for himself, so to fool the captain (and keep his identity a secret), he poses as Randall himself. But soon he (as Randall) is called to a client, Delthern (John St. Polis) - who only knows Randall by repute, so Cranston can go on with his masquerade -, who wants to make certain changes in his will ... but before he is shot before Cranston's very eyes, and when the cops arrive, led by of all people captain Breen, Cranston is forced to play Randall even longer.

Soon everybody starts to suspect Delthern's nephews Winstead (Walter McGrail), Humphrey (William Kellogg), Jasper (James Blakely), or his niece Marcia (Lynn Anders) of the murder, because of their uncle's considerable inheritance, but for Cranston, that solution would be too simple, so he digs a bit in the backgrounds of the family, and he finds out Jasper has a terrible gambling habit, and he owes a racketeer, Grossett (Cy Kendall), quite a sum of money, and Grossett is rather interested that a) Jasper inherits his part of the inheritance, b) pays back his debts, and c) becomes his victim for a blackmailing scheme ... and so Cranston makes up a quite elaborate scheme to bug Grossett's office and to get a confession on tape ...

Back at the Deltherns' place, Marcia breaks up with her fiancé Warren (John Carnivale), because she has fallen in love with Cranston (whom everyone still believes to be attorney Randall), so Warren decides to dig up the truth about the attorney and finds out his real identity ... which soon makes Cranston a prime suspect in the Delthern-murder-case, with only Marcia still believing in him. and meanwhile Grossett has found out his real identity too and decides to kill him ... right at the same moment when Delthern's butler Wollington (Wilson Benge) has decided to kill Cranston too ... because he is the father of Warren, and so wants his son to marry Marcia Delthern, and it seems now only Cranston stands in the way of that.

However, Cranston is lucky enough that Grossett and Wollington accidently shoot each other, and he comes out of the whole affair as the hero, and even the real attorney Randall forgives him for abusing his name.

 

At times not an unenjoyable low budget whodunnit, with even some attempts at suspense and action (as much as the budget would allow), at other times however extremely slow (especially some meaningless dialogue-scenes, where the actors seem to wait for someone to give them their cues, which someone doesn't ...

 

review © by Mike Haberfelner

 

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