Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

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Behind the Mask

Crooked newspaper columnist Jeff Mann (James Cardwell), who apparently was blackmailing half the criminal gangs in the city, is murdered in his own office, and a police officer is killed the same night in the alley outside the newspaper's building -- and the prime suspect is the Shadow, the mysterious masked adventurer with the ability to cloud men's minds so they can't see him. The Shadow is, in reality, millionaire playboy and dilettante criminologist Lamont Cranston (Kane Richmond), who is about to get married to Margo Lane (Barbara Read); he's vowed to give up being the Shadow, but now he has to investigate this case to clear himself, much to Margo's dismay. Police Inspector Cardona (Joseph Crehan) wants to prove the Shadow committed the murders, and Mann's editor Brad Thomas (Robert Shayne) is calling for the Shadow's blood in his newspaper's editorial pages. This leaves Cranston with his hands full, especially after Margo -- anxious to get him to the altar -- tries to solve the case herself, at one point even masquerading as the Shadow. Between keeping her out of his way and staying ahead of the real culprit, the police, and the gangs that Mann was blackmailing, Cranston and his valet Shrevie (George Chandler) just about get themselves killed a couple of times, amid a string of comedic and mysterious twists that lead right back to the murder scene for the identity of the killer.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
UPC: 0883904244165
Original Release: 1946
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:07:00
Sales rank: 58,845

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kane Richmond Lamont Cranston/The Shadow
George Chandler Shrevie
Pierre Watkin Weston
Dorothea Kent Jennie
Joyce Compton Lulu
Marjorie Hoshelle Mac Bishop
June Clyde Edith Merrill
Robert Shayne Brad Thomas
Lou Crosby Marty Greane
Edward Gargan Dixon
Bill Christy Copy Boy
James B. Cardwell Jeff Mann
Nancy Brinckman Susan
Dewey Robinson Head Waiter
Marie Harmon Girl
Ruth Cherrington Dowager
Joseph Crehan Cardona
Barbara Read Margo Lane
Jean Carlin Actor

Technical Credits
Phil Karlson Director
Lou Brock Associate Producer
George Callahan Screenwriter
Ace Herman Editor
Joseph Kaufman Producer
William Sickner Cinematographer

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