The Shadow Radio Mystery

The Shadow - Radio Mystery

One of the most popular radio shows in history, The Shadow went on the air in August of 1930 and ran until 1954.

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" The opening lines of the "Detective Story" program captivated listeners and are instantly recognizable even today. Originally the narrator of the series of macabre tales, the eerie voice known as The Shadow became so popular to listeners that "Detective Story" was soon renamed "The Shadow," and the narrator became the star of the old-time mystery radio series.

A figure never seen, only heard, the Shadow was an invincible crime fighter. He possessed many gifts which enabled him to overcome any enemy. Besides his tremendous strength, he could defy gravity, speak any language, unravel any code, and become invisible with his famous ability to "cloud men's minds."

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Previous episodes can be found near the bottom of the page.

Episode 3: The Golden Deceiver

When an espionage radio transmitter is discovered in the Northern Hills and gold miner Carl Murray goes missing, Lamont Cranston gets put on the case. Tune in to find out who is spying on whom. Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

  • Directed by Alyssa Preston

  • Produced by Ouray County Players

  • Sound Engineer                                 Derek Jones

  • Announcer                                         Dan Preston  

  • Lamont Cranston/The Shadow       Marc Hitchcox

  • Margot Lane                                       Kate Jones

  • Carl Murray                                         Ellis Herrington

  • Vince Regan                                       Terry Kiser

  • Rita Rentlov                                        Eliza Wister

  • George Wallace                                 Glynn Williams


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Previous episodes...

Episode 1: The Case of the River of Eternal Woe

When the Police believe that Mathilda Redfield commited suicide by the river; her neice, Muriel, thinks that she was murdered! Is Dan Burke the murderer? Will the diamond bracelet be found? Only the Shadow knows!

Episode 2: The Blind Beggar Dies

When Singing Jim, a blind street singer, is killed, The Shadow goes after a band of extortionists who prey on the city's street beggars.


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