What evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!
This upload contains 239 episodes of the great old time radio drama, The Shadow. The show aired for 22 years, from 1932 to 1954, and followed the exploits of amateur detective Lamont Cranston and his companion Margo Lane. Cranston learned the secret of clouding men's minds to make him invisible, allowing him to become The Shadow and work on the side of law enforcement to prove to young and old alike that crime does not pay! Over the 22 years, Cranston was portrayed by Frank Readick (although none of his 86 episodes appear to have survived), the legendary Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone and Bret Morrison. The lovely Margo Lane was portrayed the exceptional Agnes Moorehead, Marjorie Anderson, Lesley Woods and Grace Matthews. Unfortunately only about 1/3 of aired episodes appear to be currently circulating.
The dates, episode numbers and titles are believed to be correct based on available information, but any corrections are welcome.
Disclaimer: By uploading these files, I make no claim to ownership or copyright. These recordings have been acquired from publicly available sources on the Internet, and my goal has been to put together a collection of every available episode where possible. I will add to these collections if I discover new episodes or if any new episodes become available. Additionally, while I tried to put together a collection that contains the best version of each episode that I could, there may be better copies of some recordings available from collectors and dealers, and I encourage you to reach out to them if you are so inclined. We OTR enthusiasts owe a huge debt to those who have worked tirelessly to discover, acquire and preserve these recordings. My role here has been to organize the files I have, verify the dates, episode numbers and titles as best I could from available sources, and correct and rename the files accordingly. My goal is to ensure these excellent artistic expressions of our past are preserved for this and all future generations, and I hope that by uploading all of my files here in a uniform and organized system, they will be easily accessible for all.