The Whispering Shadow (Serial) (Mascot, 1933)

The Whispering Shadow*

The Whispering Shadow was the first of five serials starring Bela Lugosi. As the owner of a wax museum, Lugosi’s character is suspected of being a mysterious criminal who can project his voice and shadow to any location and remotely inflict death by electrocution. Lugosi was paid $10,000, one of his biggest paychecks, for the relatively small part.

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Production Company: Mascot

Producer: Nat Levine

Associate Producer: Victor Zobel

Director: Al Herman and Colbert Clark

Assistant Directors: George Webster and Theo Joos

Screenplay: George Morgan, Colbert Clark, Wyndham Gittens, Howard Bimberg, Barney Sarecky and Norman S. Hall

Cinematography: Ernest Miller and Edgar Lyons

Production supervisor: Victor Zobel

Production Manager: Larry Wickland

Musical Director:Lee Zahler

Sound Engineer: Homer Ackerman

Editor: Ray Snyder and Gilmore Walker

Stunt Corordinator: Yakima Canutt

Stuntman: Eddie Parker

Bela Lugosi’s stunt double: George Magrill

Running Time: 12 Chapters

Cast:

Bela Lugosi: Professor Adam Strang

Viva Tattersall: Vera Strang

Malcolm McGregor: Jack Foster

Henry B. Waltham: J.D. Bradley

Robert Warwick: Detective Robert Raymond

Ethel Clayton: The Countess Helen

Roy D’Arcy: Professor Alexis Steinbeck

Karl Dane: Sparks the dispatcher

Lloyd Whitlock: Young

Bob Kortman: Jasper Slade

Lafe McKee: D.W. Jerome

George J. Lewis: Bud Foster

Jack Perrin: Williams

Max Wagner: Kruger

Kernan Cripps: Murphy, the driver

Eddie Parker: Driver Bud’s partner

Gordon De Main: Detective

George Magrill: Mitchell

Tom London: Dupont

Lionel Backus: W.B. Jarvis

Norman Feusier: Deane

Yakima Canutt: Detective

William Desmond: Empire Transport Co. driver

Robert Frazer: Official

George J. Lewis: Bud Foster

George Morrell: Empire Warehouse worker

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Chapters:

The Master Magician

The Collapsing Room

The All-Seeing Eye

The Shadow Strikes

Wanted For Murder

The Man Who Was Czar

The Double Doom

The Red Circle

The Fatal Secret

The Death Warrant

The Trap

King of the World

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Variety, November 29, 1932

Whispering Shadow, Variety, November 29, 1932

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The Telegraph, July 5, 1933

The Whispering Shadow, The Telegraph, July 5, 1933

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, August 25, 1933

The Whispering Shadow, Spokane Daily Chronicle, August 25, 1933

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The Virgin Islands Daily News, December 19, 1946

The Whispering Shadow, The Virgin Islands Daily News, December 19, 1946

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Posters

The Whispering Shadow Chapter Three One SheetChapter Three One Sheet

The Whispering Shadow Chapter Five One SheetChapter Five One Sheet

The Whispering Shadow Chapter Seven One SheetChapter Seven One Sheet

The Whispering Shadow French PosterFrench Chapter Three One Sheet

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Lobby Cards

Chapter One

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Chapter Two

The Whispering Shadow Chapter Two Lobby Card

Chapter Three

The Whispering Shadow Chapter Three Lobby Card

The Whispering Shadow Lobby Card Chapter 3

Chapter Four

The Whispering Shadow Lobby Card Chapter 4

Chapter Five

The Whispering Shaqow Lobby Chapter 5 b

Chapter Eight

The Whispering Shadow Lobby Card Chapter 8

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Chapter Twelve

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The Whispering Shadow Lobby Card Chapter 12

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Stills

Bela Lugosi

The Whispering Shadow StillMalcolm McGregor and Bela Lugosi

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Bela Lugosi

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