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The Whispering Shadow (1933)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Horror | 18 April 1933 (USA)
A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering ... See full summary »

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Barney A. Sarecky (story and screenplay) (as Barney Sarecky), George Morgan (story and screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Professor Adam Anton Strang
Viva Tattersall ... Vera Strang
Malcolm McGregor ... Jack Foster
Henry B. Walthall ... J.D. Bradley - Company President
Robert Warwick ... Detective Robert Raymond
Ethel Clayton ... The Countess Helen [Chs. 5-8]
Roy D'Arcy ... Professor Alexis Steinbeck
Karl Dane ... Sparks - Dispatcher
Lloyd Whitlock Lloyd Whitlock ... Young - Henchman No. 3
Bob Kortman ... Jasper Slade - The Convict
Lafe McKee ... D.W. Jerome - Company Vice President
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A mysterious criminal known as The Whispering Shadow commits crimes by means of a gang he controls by television and radio rays. Jack Norton, whose brother was murdered by The Whispering Shadow, suspects that the eerie Professor Strang - whose ghostly wax museum contains figures far too lifelike - may be involved in the crimes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The role of "Sparks" originally intended for Harry Langdon. Replaced by Karl Dane. See more »

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Fun Little Crime-Mystery
20 October 2015 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

While "The Whispering Shadow" may not be a masterpiece nor Bela Lugosi's best film it's still quite fun to watch never-the-less. Who is The Whispering Shadow? Professor Strang is suspected by Jack Norton... but is he? How does he commit his crimes by TV and radio - and why? This is a fun little crime-mystery... it is worth a watch.

I have to admit the fight scene on the roof of a skyscraper with the helicopter coming in was one of my favorite scenes... pretty scary stuff. I also like the idea of hiding behind a wax museum.. all to lifelike are the wax figures.

I got this in my Bela Lugosi Scared To Death collection... one of several rare Lugosi films. I'm not disappointed the the collection nor this film. 7/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Seita Tenebrosa See more »

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Mascot Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(12 chapters)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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