The Shadow Strikes
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.
The Shadow Strikes is a 1937 black and white American film based on the popular radio show and pulp magazine crime fighter, The Shadow. It directed by Lynn Shores and stars Rod La Rocque as Lamont Granston, The Shadow. Both this film and its sequel, International Crime, were released by Grand National Pictures.
Lamont Granston assumes his secret identity as “The Shadow”, to break up an attempted robbery at an attorney’s office. When the police search the scene, Granston must assume the identity of the attorney. Before he can leave, a phone call summons the attorney to the home of Delthiern, a wealthy client who wants a new will drawn up. As Granston meets with him, Delthiern is suddenly shot, and Granston is quickly caught up in a new mystery.
Rod La Rocque as Lamont Granston/The Shadow
Agnes Anderson as Marcia Delthiern
James Blakeley as Jasper Delthiern
Walter McGrail as Winstead Comstock
Bruce Kellogg as Humphrey Comstock
Cy Kendall as Barney Brossett
Kenneth Harlan as Captain Breen
Norman Ainsley as Henry Hendricks
John St. Polis as Caleb Delthiern
Wilson Benge as Wellington
John Carnivale as Warran Berringer
James C. Morton as Detective Kelly
The second and final Grand National Pictures film to feature The Shadow, played again by Rod La Rocque. In this version, Lamont Cranston is an amateur detective and host of a radio show with his assistant Phoebe (not Margo) Lane. Cabbie Moe Shrevnitz and Commissioner Weston also appear.