Saturday Matinee: The Shadow (1954 TV Pilot)

Shadow_Death_From_NowhereEvery Saturday, I find a movie, documentary or cartoon that I think will be of interest to my site’s visitors. Since most of you have an interest in pulp or adventure fiction, I usually aim for something that covers that ground. Today we have the unaired 1954 pilot for The Shadow tv series. From the youtube page: “In this pilot episode, Lamont Cranston, a psychiatrist on retainer to the police department, is asked to assist in the Case of the Cotton Kimono murder investigation. Lamont and his girlfriend Margo Lane are not satisfied with Detective Harris’ analysis and call on the two prime suspects: the victim’s voice instructor and her boyfriend. When Harris, convinced that the boyfriend is guilty, frames the young man for the crime, Lamont is forced to assume his secret identity as “The Shadow”, and cloaked by his power of invisibility, seeks to force the true killer to reveal himself.”

It’s broken into two chunks, so after you’ve watched part one, you can move on to the finale:

Part One –

Part Two –