The Shadow (1933 film)

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The Shadow
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Directed by George A. Cooper
Written byTerence Egan
H. Fowler Mear
Based onplay The Shadow by Gerald Verner (as Donald Stuart) [1]
Produced by Julius Hagen
Starring Henry Kendall
Elizabeth Allan
Felix Aylmer
Jeanne Stuart
Cinematography Sydney Blythe
Edited by Jack Harris
Release date
  • 1933 (1933)
Running time
74 minutes
63 minutes (US)
CountryUnited Kingdom

The Shadow is a 1933 British mystery film directed by George A. Cooper and starring Henry Kendall, Elizabeth Allan and Felix Aylmer. [2]




The Shadow (not the pulp character) buys secret letters and such and uses them for blackmail. He also kills. The police have been after him for the last 12 months. A car breaks down near a large isolated house, with the man and woman in it planning to rob the house which is owned by a top police officer (Felix Aylmer). There is a very heavy fog which prevents anyone leaving the house.

After his last murder, The Shadow left a clue behind. A police officer is killed by The Shadow before he can reveal his identity but the law knows that The Shadow is one of the numerous people in the house as he kills another to hide his identity, trying to get the clue back.

More cops arrive and surround the house. The key to the safe where the clue is hidden is stolen as the police close in on The Shadow. Telephone wires are cut and lights are turned off allowing The Shadow to escape detection. Shots are fired at the police. But a woman has recognised the clue and knows who The Shadow is. Will she live to tell his secret?

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  2. "The Shadow (1933)".