I don't believe RKO had anything to do with The Shadow ... Street & Smith was the owner/publisher of the character's pulp magazine. Of course, each episode starts with them back to normal, and orson welles would want them to both be jolly so the listeners dont get bored. The New Adventures of The Shadow (Pulp-Pourri Theatre), The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen, The Terrible Legend of Crownshield Castle, Computer Calculates, but The Shadow Knows, The Shadow: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program, The Great Radio Shows (The Shadow Special Edition), https://thelivingshadow.fandom.com/wiki/The_Shadow_Radio_Show_(1937-1954)?oldid=15323. The third radio show named "The Shadow" premiered on September 26, 1937 and ended on December 26, 1954. Besides his tremendous strength, he could defy gravity, speak any language, unravel any code, and become invisible with his famous ability to "cloud men's minds." "A figure never seen, only heard, the Shadow was an invincible crime fighter. Bret Morrison and Grace Matthews recorded two final episodes for a special record released in 1968. My favorite lines were the closing "The Weed of Crime Bear Bitter Fruit." On July 31, 1930, a sinister voice introduced " The Detective Story Magazine Hour ," a weekly radio program that dramatized stories from the pages of Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine . Listen to one and decide for yourself. Heres things that were similar in each episode. This is a must for otr listeners even if it has its cons. I'll have to agree with Shadows Girl that Bret Morrison was by far the best Shadow on radio. Can anyone tell me if the remakes from the 60's is available,I got this info from litening to. The first show, starring Orson Welles, was titled "The Death House Rescue." Cranston and her always joke in the end of an episode after a one or two deaths happened. He does though at the very last minute save one person, at the end of each episode. The third radio show named "The Shadow" premiered on September 26, 1937 and ended on December 26, 1954. He possessed many gifts which enabled him to overcome any enemy. Ive listened to many many episodes of the shadow. pamstv The plot twists were easily guessable but nevertheless its good. The best OTR show ever!! on November 27, 2010, 33 radio recordings of RKO's The Shadow, recorded as main character by Orson Welles between 1937 and 1938. I liked it very much at first but then after a while I noticed most of the episodes were very generic to each other. It was titled "Murder by the Sea," and aired on December 26, 1954. Orson was "okay" as the Shadow. On September 26, 1937, Street & Smith gave The Shadow a central role, and a long-time radio residence, on the Mutual Broadcasting System network. You will have closure. He had that right quality for the Lamont Cranston man about town air and yet when he did the Shadow, his delivery was menancing but not theatrical or campy. Grace Mathews and Gertrude Werner probably had to keep from laughing when they delivered their "plkeae spare me spelech" to the maniacal villian just before the Shadow interved. The last radio program had Bret Morrison portraying the mysterious sleuth. On July 31, 1930, a sinister voice introduced "The Detective Story Magazine Hour," a weekly radio program that dramatized stories from the pages of Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine. I wanted to hear the entire episode but Benny only whet your whistle. List of The Shadow Radio Episodes (no audio files): Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Anyways, margo must be psycho. These are all great shows. Some of the radio scripts have been published in: The Shadow Wiki is a FANDOM Books Community.