“Who knows...what evil...lurks in the hearts of men? The
Shadow knows…” Lamont Cranston, a man of means, an amateur criminologist,
and a master of mental control, would protect the innocent, cloud
the minds of the guilty, and fight for justice. Learning hypnotic
practices from the Orient, Lamont could hide himself in plain view
from the guilty, allowing him to overhear their plans, or create
illusions to destroy them. He can look in the hearts of the guilty,
and allow their guilty conscious to grow and consume them. If you
hear the laugh of the shadow, your doom is near. The Shadow could
go where the police could not, or would not go. The bumbling police
would often take credit for the Shadow’s work, but would still try
to capture him. The stories would pit the Shadow against crime bosses,
murderers, werewolves, ghosts, and the unimaginable. Cranston’s
partner and love interest is Margo Lane. The only person to know
the Shadow’s secret identity. The show was on the air from 1930
to 1954. The Shadow was originally just the host of the Detective
Story radio program, but he proved so popular that they created
a whole show for him. The role of the Shadow was played by many
actors (the show lasted over 20 years), the most famous of all was
Orson Welles. Welles played the character from 1936 to 1938. Orson
left the Shadow when he made it big with The War of the Worlds.
Oh yeah, and Citizen Kane.
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