Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Overlooked Films: THE SHADOW - Unaired TV Pilot (1954)

Presenting... The Case of the Cotton Kimona, a 1954 TV pilot so lame it was never aired. In this radio-like incarnation of the Shadow, Lamont Cranston is a criminal psychologist and Margo Lane appears to be both receptionist and girlfriend. As on the radio - unfortunately - the Shadow is nothing but a disembodied voice. Tsk tsk.

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pattinase (abbott) said...

A good case for there being a difference in what worked on the radio did not always work on TV.

Anonymous said...

Live and learn. I had never heard of this one before. I had heard of another unsold Shadow TV pilot, "Invisible Avenger" (1958), that was released theatrically.