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The Missing Lady (1946)

A jade statue, the "missing lady", is stolen and its owner killed. Lamont Cranston, alias the Shadow, sets out to catch the killer but is blamed for the murders himself as each time he ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writer:

George Callahan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane Richmond ... Lamont Cranston [The Shadow]
Barbara Read ... Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
George Chandler ... Shrevvie
James Flavin ... Police Insp. Cardona
Pierre Watkin ... Police Commissioner Weston
Dorothea Kent ... Jennie Delaney
James Cardwell ... Terry Blake
Claire Carleton ... Rose Dawson
Jack Overman ... Ox Walsh
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Gilda Marsh (as Jo Carroll Dennison)
Frances Robinson ... Anne Walsh
Almira Sessions ... Miss Effie
Nora Cecil ... Miss Millie
George J. Lewis ... Jan Field (as George Lewis)
Dewey Robinson ... Harry -Bartender
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Storyline

A jade statue, the "missing lady", is stolen and its owner killed. Lamont Cranston, alias the Shadow, sets out to catch the killer but is blamed for the murders himself as each time he investigates some facet of the case another suspect is killed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A Mystery Thrill-Treat from the Annals of "The Shadow"!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow and the Missing Lady See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Saturday 19 November 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4) and in New York City Thursday 16 February 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Follows The Shadow Returns (1946) See more »

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The Best Shadow Film To Date
17 October 2000 | by lodger3See all my reviews

From the scant few films made about this fantastic character, this is probably the best one. Dealing with a 'Missing Lady' it starts out with The Shadow already involved in the case and goes from there. Although making little use of The Shadow's history from either radio or the pulps this film is a nice little mystery that has a definite dark edge to it. Compare the two scenes where Lamont Cranston gets interrogated, first by the police and then by the crooks. The first is set in a pitch black room with a single overhead light above Cranston, and the police are only seen when they lunge into the light to bark a question, then as quickly fade into the darkness. When the crooks kidnap and question Cranston, the room is well lit and the crooks speak in low tones, but the ominous threat of doom permeates the scene, one which Cranston barely survives. It's a shame there isn't a boxed set of the three Kane Richmond Shadow films released. I found the first film ver entertaining, the second second film disappointing, but "The Missing Lady" is a fine way to end an all-too brief series.


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