Ghost on the Stair

  • by The Shadow
  • Narrated by Bill Johnstone
  • 0 hrs and 29 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 29, 1940. "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!" From 1930-1954, the wealthy Lamont Cranston was one of the best-known characters on radio, using his mystical powers to fight crime. The only person who knew The Shadow's true identity was his "friend and companion, the lovely Margot Lane". Through the years, The Shadow was portrayed by Frank Readick, Orson Welles, Bill Johnstone, Bret Morrison, and others. As listeners were reminded at the end of every episode, "The weed of crime bears bitter fruit. Crime does not pay! The Shadow knows!"

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What the Critics Say

"As one of the basic prototypes of what has come to be called Pop Art, the Shadow is unique and irreplaceable, a legend in his own time. A classic character who looms slouch hat and shoulders above all others of his kind, he is an inevitable as a guilty conscience, an unseen power that awakens within all of us our most deep-rooted fears of mortal retribution. There has never been a force quite like him." (Jim Harmon, The Great Radio Heroes)

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A few audio errors

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A few audio hiccups in this recording. For some reason a part is played over again. There are a lot of pops and hisses as well. The story is pretty good.

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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-22-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.