The Shielding Shadow

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The Shielding Shadow
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Directed by Louis J. Gasnier
Donald MacKenzie
Written by Randall Parrish
George B. Seitz
Starring Grace Darmond
Ralph Kellard
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release dates
  • October 1, 1916 (1916-10-01)
Running time
15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent

The Shielding Shadow is a 1916 American action film serial directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Donald MacKenzie.[1]


The 15 chapter story involves the heroine being protected by a shadow with burning eyes. There's also a cloak of invisibility, some hypnotism and a giant octopus added to the mix.


Most of the chapters of this serial are lost with only chapters 4, 10, 11, 14 and 15 still remaining according to Treasures from the Film Archives by Ronald S. Magliozzi.


  • Grace Darmond as Leontine
  • Ralph Kellard as Jerry Carson
  • Léon Bary as Sebastian Navarro
  • Madlaine Traverse as Barbara
  • Lionel Braham as The Bouncer
  • Frankie Mann as The Cabaret Singer
  • Leslie King as One Lump Louie
  • Hallen Mostyn
  • Madeline Francine


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Shielding Shadow". Silent Era. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 

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