The Poison Death

  • by The Shadow
  • Narrated by Orson Welles, Agnes Moorehead
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

This episode of The Shadow was originally broadcast on January 30, 1938. "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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Customer Reviews

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Ripped from the headlines.

This story reminded me of some crime shows I liked to watch, that some of their episodes had dealing with mad poisoners. These shows say their stories are based from true events. I wonder where the writers on this show get their ideas? Another great story.
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- Chris Coyne

Criminals always make mistakes

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Making a personal vendetta is how Cranston finds this criminal. Poison is killing people all over town.

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- Tina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2007
  • Publisher: Radio Spirits, Inc.