The Devil Takes a Wife

  • by The Shadow
  • Narrated by Bret Morrison
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on December 8, 1946. "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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Who is the witch?

Murders are being committed in a swamp era and a witch is accused of doing it. Is it magic or old fashioned murder. The Shadow finds out. Another great adventure. Crime doesn't pay.
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- Chris Coyne

The money is left at Black Rock

Any additional comments?

People in the swamp are dying. The people are sent notes signed by "the Devil's Wife" and they must pay or be killed.

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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.