The Shadow Strikes

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The Shadow Strikes
The Shadow Strikes FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Lynn Shores
Produced by Arthur Alexander
Max Alexander
Written by Walter B. Gibson (story "The Ghost of the Manor")
Al Martin (adaption and screenplay)
Rex Taylor (adaption)
Starring Rod La Rocque
Cinematography Marcel Le Picard
Edited by Charles Henkel Jr.
Release date
  • October 29, 1937 (1937-10-29)
Running time
61 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Shadow Strikes is a 1937 black and white American film based on the (then) popular radio show and pulp magazine crime fighter, The Shadow. It directed by Lynn Shores and stars Rod La Rocque as Lamont Cranston, The Shadow. Both this film and its sequel, International Crime, were released by Grand National Pictures.


Lamont Cranston assumes his secret identity as "The Shadow", to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney's office. When the police search the scene, Cranston must assume the identity of the attorney. Before he can leave, a phone call summons the attorney to the home of Delthern, a wealthy client, who wants a new will drawn up. As Cranston meets with him, Delthern is suddenly shot, and Cranston is quickly caught up in a new mystery.


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