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The Missing Lady (1946)

A jade statue, the "missing lady", is stolen and its owner killed. Lamont Cranston, alias the Shadow, sets out to catch the killer but is blamed for the murders himself as each time he ... See full summary »

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writer:

George Callahan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kane Richmond ... Lamont Cranston [The Shadow]
Barbara Read ... Margo Lane (as Barbara Reed)
George Chandler ... Shrevvie
James Flavin ... Police Insp. Cardona
Pierre Watkin ... Police Commissioner Weston
Dorothea Kent ... Jennie Delaney
James Cardwell ... Terry Blake
Claire Carleton ... Rose Dawson
Jack Overman ... Ox Walsh
Jo-Carroll Dennison ... Gilda Marsh (as Jo Carroll Dennison)
Frances Robinson ... Anne Walsh
Almira Sessions ... Miss Effie
Nora Cecil ... Miss Millie
George J. Lewis ... Jan Field (as George Lewis)
Dewey Robinson ... Harry -Bartender
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Storyline

A jade statue, the "missing lady", is stolen and its owner killed. Lamont Cranston, alias the Shadow, sets out to catch the killer but is blamed for the murders himself as each time he investigates some facet of the case another suspect is killed. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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A Mystery Thrill-Treat from the Annals of "The Shadow"!

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Shadow and the Missing Lady See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Los Angeles Saturday 19 November 1949 on KNBH (Channel 4) and in New York City Thursday 16 February 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's WABD (Channel 5). See more »

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Follows Behind the Mask (1946) See more »

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The Jade Lady vanishes
11 June 2008 | by jotix100See all my reviews

When art collector James Douglas is found dead, the police notice his statue "The Jade Lady" has disappeared. It appears the missing piece of art is coveted by a lot of people that, at first, seem to interest a lot of people. After all, this statue is worth a quarter million, and it's easy to see the interest everyone shows. Lamont Cranston, better known as The Shadow, is investigating Douglas' murder and he becomes involved in trying to solve the mystery.

The last sequence of the film gathers all the people that want to have "the lady", as it is known. They are a motley crew, indeed. But never fear, The Shadow knows who the culprit is and almost has to pay with his own life, except that he is faster than the would be assassin.

"The Missing Lady" was one of those B pictures that are a lot of fun to watch. It doesn't pretend to be anything else than entertainment. Directed by Phil Carlson, the film is dominated by Kane Richmond who was the hero in the series. Fans of this genre will have a good time with this movie. Almira Sessions and Nora Cecil play a pair of spinsters that are a hoot to watch.


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