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Readick, Jr.
Orson Welles starred in 41 episodes of The Shadow. Welles never once uttered the famous opening and closing signature lines of the Shadow, for he could never master the appropriate sinister laugh. Instead, recordings of Frank Readick's Shadow were used instead.

Orson Welles had it written into his contract that he never had to rehearse for The Shadow. He usually showed up moments before broadcast time and read the script cold.


Welles

THE SHADOW

The Plot Murder
(February 27, 1938)

Lamont Cranston - Orson Welles
Margot Lane - Agnes Moorehead
Lieutenant Wilson
General Leavitt
Professor Arkeles - Orson Welles
Barloff
1st cop
2nd cop
Commissioner Weston - ?


Dated Death

In 1938, Orson Welles was 22 years old, having been born on May 6, 1915. His rise to stardom was meteoric. He went on radio from The Shadow to The Mercury Players and the 'War of the Worlds' broadcast of Hallowe'en eve, 1938.

The Shadow (Frank Readick)

Announcer

Heh heh heh hah hah hah. The Shadow Knows. Heh heh heh hah hah hah.


Again, Blue Coal dealers present radio's strangest adventurer, the Shadow, mystery man who strikes terror into the very hearts of sharpsters, lawbreakers and criminals. Today, Blue Coal brings you the Shadow's greatest adventure, The Plot Murder.


Organ music

Leavitt

Hines

<

Wilson

<

Hines

Captain Hines, read the findings of this court martial.


We find the accused, Lieutenant John Wilson guilty of treasonable sabotage against the government..

No!


In that he willfully destroyed a secret device known as the flying torpedo, invented by one George Arkeles, and acquired exclusively for use by the government.


Leavitt

Has the prisoner anything to say before sentence is pronounced?


Wilson

Yes! Yes, I...


Arkeles

What can he say? He admits he broke the mechanism on the demonstration torpedo!


Leavitt

Quiet please, Professor Arkeles. As the inventor we understand your concern in this matter, but please don't interrupt. Well, Lieutenant Wilson?


Wilson

,

>

Voice

I don't know, sir. I can hear all that's going on but..I ..I went into the..


It's obvious, General Leavitt, that Lieutenant Wilson is not mentally accountable.


Agnes Moorehead was born on December 6, 1900. She originated Margot Lane, and stayed with the role after Welles left.

Leavitt

He was sufficiently accountable to enter the testing shed, by virtue of his authority as an army lieutenant , and to tamper with the flying torpedo and render it useless, on the very day it was to be demonstrated to the government. Read the sentence of the court.


Hines

Lt. Wilson, this court decides, subject to the approval of the President, that you be dishonorably discharged from the service of your country, and sentenced to imprisonment for a term no less than.


Wilson

No! No!


Voice

Look out, he's got a revolver!


Voice

Don't shoot!


Wilson

That's the man! Professor Arkeles!

Bang! Bang!

Voice

He's wounded Professor Arkeles!


Leavitt

Call a doctor! Take Lieutenant Wilson back to his cell!


MUSIC

Margot

Lamont Cranston, I tell you John Wilson can't be guilty. He just can't!


Benedict Arnold is the most famous traitorous army officer.

Lamont

Why not, Margot? After all, traitorous army officers are not unknown to history.


Army ranks, officers:2nd Lieutenant, 1st Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel, Brigadier General, Major General, Lieutenant General, General.

Margot

Yes, but the particular way John Wilson talked on the stand makes me think there's something strange about the whole thing. He acted...well, almost like a man in a trance. Lamont, just what is this flying torpedo he's supposed to have tampered with?


Lamont

It's what it's name implies. A sort of aerial torpedo filled with high explosive, flying under its own power. Once its launched into the air, instead of flying a predetermined course, it's direction can be guided by radio beams from an observation plane, flying high above it.


Margot

I see.


Lamont

You can imagine its tremendous effectiveness to warfare. The deadly accuracy in hitting even a fast moving target like a troop train or a supply ship.


Margot

Sounds tremendously important. Who invented it?


Army ranks, enlisted:Private, Private First Class, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Sergeant First Class, Master Sergeant,Sergeant Major

Lamont

This man Arkeles, who was supposed to demonstrate it last week, at the proving grounds before a large delegation from the Capitol. Besides the members of the war department, a great many high officials and other branches of government were to attend the tests.


Margot

Well?


Lamont

Since your friend Wilson gained access to the laboratory and put the flying torpedo out of commission the test has been postponed until tomorrow.


Margot

And who is Arkeles? Where did he come from?


Lamont

A famous foreign inventor. He's quite a reputation abroad.


Margot

Lamont, you don't suppose its possible Arkeleshas the boy under some strong mental influence?


Lamont

It's possible.


Margot

They've got Wilson temporarily in the city jail. Won't you call on him as The Shadow?


Lamont

Margot, do you honestly think this case warrants my attention as The Shadow?


Margot

Lamont, I don't ask many favors. But I have a feeling John Wilson is innocent.



A young Orson Welles

Lamont

Alright Margot, if you're really serious, the Shadow will pay a call on John Wilson, in the city jail.


MUSIC

CLOCK BELLS RINGING

CELL DOOR OPENS

Guard

Lieutenant Wilson is in that last cell, Professor Arkeles.


Arkeles

Thank you, guard. This pass that General Leavitt gave me. Will you take it or do I keep it.


Guard

You better keep it, sir, in case you want to use it again.


Arkeles

Yes, that's right.


Guard

You'll have to talk to Wilson through the bars. No one's allowed in his cell.


Arkeles

Thank you, I have no desire to go in. I already have one arm in a sling thanks to the young man's temper. There's only one or two questions I want to ask him, then I'll leave.


Guard

Very well.


FOOTSTEPS GOING OFF

Wilson

Well, who is it? You! Arkeles.


Arkeles

Don't get excited, Lieutenant Wilson. I only came to tell you that you're a much better mechanic than a marksman. Your bullet only injured my arm.


Wilson

I'm only sorry I didn't...I didn't..


Arkeles

Kill me? The only way you can break the spell I have over you, isn't it? To kill me.


Wilson

LOUDLY

Will somebody...!


Arkeles

Stop! Look in my eyes.Look!


Wilson

No! No I won't!


Arkeles

Look in my eyes.


Wilson

No!


Arkeles

Look in my eyes, Wilson!


Wilson

Uh....(Stupefied)


Arkeles

That's right.


Wilson

Uh...


Arkeles

Now repeat after me. I destroyed the torpedo. I destroyed the torpedo. Say it!


Wilson

I....I...destroyed...the torpedo.


Arkeles

Sabotage, against my country.


Wilson

Sabotage against my country.


Arkeles

I.. am guilty!


Wilson

I.. am guilty!


Arkeles

And that is all you remember!


Bud Collyer played Kent and Superman with his own voice, changing registers. For The Shadow, the actor used a filtered microphone when speaking as The Shadow.

SHADOW

Laughter of the Shadow.

Are you sure that's all he remembers, Professor Akeles?


Arkeles

Who said that? Guard, you are there?


SHADOW

No, not the guard, Professor. He's waiting at the end of the passage.


Arkeles

You hide somewhere. In the next cell, perhaps.


SHADOW

No, I am here. In the shadows, Professor Arkeles. Perhaps you've heard of me.

Arkeles

Who are you?


SHADOW

The Shadow.


Arkeles

The Shadow!


Wilson

Help me. Help me.


SHADOW

I'm your friend, John Wilson. Think now. Concentrate. What is it you're trying to remember?


Wilson

It's that torpedo. Dangerous! I...


Arkeles

Wilson, be quiet!


SHADOW

Steady now. Think! Think! You can break through this spell.


Wilson

I tried to make them understand...


Arkeles

Stop!


Wilson

I destroyed the torpedo!


Arkeles

I command you to stop!


SHADOW

John! Your friends believe in you. They're trying to help you!


Arkeles

Wilson, what have you committed?


Wilson

Sab...otage, sabotage against my country. I am guilty. I am guilty.


Arkeles

So, Mr. Shadow, whoever you are, you see?


SHADOW

You have a powerful spell over the boy, but there is a way to break it.


Arkeles

What way, Shadow?


SHADOW

If you don't know I have no intention of telling you. Yet.


MUSIC


A slightly older Agnes Moorehead

SHADOW

(Sound of crackling as the Shadow contacts Margo mentally.)

Margo Lane, Margo Lane, stand by. Arkeles has put Wilson under some strong mental influence, a sort of hypnotic telepathy. The voice of conscience is dominated by the thoughts Arkeles passed there. We must weaken Arkelles' hold on Wilson's mind, so we can find out if he's guilty or not. Stand ready for another call. Tonight I'm going to pay a surprise visit to professor Arkeles at his hotel. I have a feeling that if we're not successful in getting Wilson to talk, this country of ours may suffer a terrible disaster.


Arkeles

Barloff, lock the door.


Barloff

All right.


Arkeles

Anyone follow you here from the hotel?


Barloff

No, no one, Professor Arkeles.


Arkeles

Good. The test will take place tomorrow?


Barloff

Yes. At three o'clock. The war department is so convinced your invention will render any nation possessing it invincible that the high command of both the Army and Navy are to be there to witness the test.


Arkeles

Barloff

The president too?


Yes, the president and the vice president expect to attend. Together with the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy.


FDR had three vice presidents. John Nance Garner 1933-1941, Henry Agard Wallace 1941-1945, Harry S Truman 1945.

Arkeles

So, they've fallen into my trap. They'll be blown off the face of the earth, just as I planned. Barloff, be sure you make a final inspection before the torpedo is taken out of the grounds, and see that the steering mechanism is set.


Barloff

I understand. (Nervously) But since I am your chief assistant they might ask me to go along with them!


Arkeles

Ah, they won't ask anything. Their bungling army mechanics think they understand the flying torpedo perfectly. So to satisfy their pride I've let them take complete charge of the demonstration.


Barloff

Good.


Arkeles

So, don't worry, Barloff.


Barloff

And afterwards?


Arkeles

Afterward with the guiding brain of the nation wiped out in a single stroke, the country will be thrown into confusion. Disorganized. So we'll have nothing to fear.


Barloff

I see.


Arkeles

There are only two things that bother me, slightly, though. Lieutenant Wilson for one.


Barloff

Wilson! Did he really discover the secret trick of the steering mechanism?


Arkeles

Yes, he knows what we intend to do and how we intend to do it.


Barloff

You should have disposed of him at once!


Arkeles

I thought of that! I was afraid it would arouse suspicion. But I'm keeping Wilson under mental hypnotic control until its too late for him to stop us.


Barloff

Wouldn't it be better if he were dead?


Arkeles

Perhaps. I can still visit him at the prison.


Barloff

And what is the other thing that bothers you, Professor?


Arkeles

Only a Shadow, Barloff. I'm not quite sure of the extent of its power.


Barloff

A shadow?


Arkeles

Don't worry. I think I can take care of it, too.


Barloff

Is it...


Arkeles

I thought I heard footsteps outside in the hall! Go and look!


FOOTSTEPS.

OPEN DOOR

Barloff

There's no one here. The hall is empty.


Arkeles

Must be my nerves. I'll be glad when this is all over.

Barloff

Our escape is taken care of?


Arkeles

Yes, the freighter will be waiting for us at South Pier. But go now, Carl. And success to you.


Barloff

OPEN DOOR.

Good night

Arkeles

Good night, Barloff.

Yawn.

Clock bells ringing.

The Shadow. If I can't put my willpower against a shadow, then I deserve to lose. But I've never...


SHADOW

Laughter of the Shadow

Good evening Professor Arkeles.

Arkeles

You, the Shadow, you've come!


SHADOW

Yes, Professor. Why do you hold Lieutenant Wilson in a hypnotic spell, Professor?


Arkeles

I don't know what you're talking about.


SHADOW

We shall see. And now I have something else to tell you.


Arkeles

What?


SHADOW

Wilson knows something about you, professor. And I'm going to find out what it is.


Arkeles

All right, Shadow, you know a little, but you'll never learn more from Wilson. No one can break the spell, not you nor all your childish magic.


SHADOW

You forget, greater magic, Arkeles.


Arkeles

What?


SHADOW

Death.


Arkeles

Death?


SHADOW

Yes. It's on the way, Professor. I can promise you this, if any blood is shed, it will be yours, not the Shadow's


LAUGHTER

MUSIC


Here is an early model of a wdely used business telephone, with one ''hold'' button and five others for calling out.

Cranston

Leavitt

But, I tell you General Leavitt....


PHONE RINGS

Excuse me, Mr. Cranston.


Cranston

Go right ahead, General.


Leavitt

Hello. General Leavitt speaking. Oh, hello, Captain Hines. That's fine. You have the flying torpedo loaded and ready for the demonstration? Good. I'll expect a report. Sorry I can't be with you. Goodbye. Now, Cranston, to get back to this Lieutenant Wilson. I don't see what I can do.


Cranston

But there may be some desperate plot at the bottom of this. Wilson acts as if he'd been put under some powerful hypnotic spell. He might know something about this flying torpedo that you ought to know!



The Capitol buildings were under construction since 1793, with periodic additions.

Leavitt

For heaven's sake, Cranston, I haven't time to listen to any such drivel. I know you're a very agreeable young man and you mean well, but you're letting your imagination run away with you. Now, if you don't mind, I must get ready to leave for the Capitol.


The dome was under construction during the Civil War, and not finished until after its end.

Cranston

Very well. Just do me one favor, General Leavitt. It might prove something to you.


Leavitt

What is it?


Aberdeen Proving Grounds, located in Harford County, Maryland, is the Army's oldest acting proving grounds. It was established on October 20, 1917. This is probably where this test would have taken place.

Cranston

Suggest to Professor Arkeles that he be present with the other official visitors at the proving ground, when the demonstration starts.


Leavitt

Of course Professor Arkeles will be there. Why shouldn't he be?


Cranston

That's what I'd like to know. Unless I'm very much mistaken, General, professor Arkeles has made arrangements to be far, far away from the scene of his triumph.


Leavitt

By George, Cranston., I believe you know something.


Orderly

Excuse me, sir.


Leavitt

Well?


Orderly

There are two men here to see you, sir. Professor Arkeles and another man.


Leavitt

All right, show them in.


Orderly

General Leavitt will see you now.


Arkeles

Thank you. I'm sorry to interrupt you, General Leavitt.


Leavitt

That's all right. This is Mr. Cranston. Professor Arkeles and Mr. Barloff


Arkeles

How do you do?


Cranston

How do you do.


Arkeles

If you don't mind, Mr. Cranston, I'd like to speak to General Leavitt alone.


Cranston

Not at all, I'm sure you have weighty matters to discuss. Good day, gentlemen.


Leavitt

Thanks, Cranston. Goodbye. Oh, orderly.


Orderly

Yes, General Leavitt?


Leavitt

Is my luggage ready?


Orderly

Yes sir.


Leavitt

Fine, then take the next train. There's one leaving in twenty minutes. Can you make it?


Orderly

Yes, sir, if I go now.


Leavitt

Go ahead then. I'll close the office. I'll meet you in the capitol tomorrow.


Orderly

Yes, sir.


DOOR CLOSES

Leavitt

Well, what brings you here, Professor? Oh, sit down, Mr. Barloff.


Barloff

Thank you, sir.


Arkeles

Barloff here has just returned from the proving grounds, General. He supervised the loading of the torpedo early this morning.


Leavitt

Everything was all right, I hope?


Arkeles

Perfect. Your army mechanics seemed very proud, they want to handle the torpedo by themselves. Of course, we'll be anxious to know how it comes out.


Leavitt

Oh, aren't you going to be at the demonstration, Professor Arkeles?


Arkeles

I'm afraid not. Another engagement unfortunately prevents my attendance.


Leavitt

Yes, I see. But I can't understand how anything could be more important to you than seeing your own invention demonstrated before the highest officials of our government.


Arkeles

I admit I'm terribly disappointed, General. However, I've left instructions for a telephone message to be sent to me at my hotel the minute the demonstration is over.


Leavitt

Professor, I'm not sure that this test should be made without your being there.


Arkeles

(Hard voice) What do you mean?


Leavitt

(Equally hard voice) Suppose I order you to go?


Barloff

But no, that's impossible!


Leavitt

Why impossible, Mr. Barloff?


Arkeles

You must excuse Barloff, General Leavitt. He gets a little excited.


Leavitt

Excited? What about? Look here, Professor Arkeles, why don't you want to go to the Proving Grounds?


Arkeles

Must I repeat my previous statement?


Leavitt

This stalling and hedging is very suspicious. By George, you'll go whether you want to or not!


TELEPHONE RECEIVER PICK UP.

Barloff

Arkeles

Don't touch that phone!


Barloff, be careful.


Leavitt

You can't give me orders in my own office! Uh!


Arkeles

You hit him too hard, Barloff. His head was bleeding.


Barloff

He struck the desk when he fell.


Arkeles

Drag him in this closet and bar the door.


Barloff

He knows something, Professor.


Arkeles

Or suspects something, but how.


Barloff

Then we've got to act quickly.


Arkeles

I wonder if Lieutenant Wilson has talked?


Barloff

But you said he was still under your hypnotic spell.


Arkeles

Perhaps it would be better if Lieutenant Wilson dies.


Barloff

Yes. Are you going to murder him?


Arkeles

No, I'll merely suggest that he kill himself. Now, Barloff, if you'll tie up the general...


Barloff

Professor! Look at him!


Arkeles

What?


Barloff

General Leavitt.... is dead!


MUSIC

Cranston

Well, here's General Leavitt's office, Margot.


DOOR OPENS

Mrgot

No one seems to be here, Lamont.


Cranston

That's odd. The general was here less than an hour ago. General! General Leavitt.


Margot

Look! Here on the corner of the desk.


Cranston

Blood! Ring Commissioner Weston at once. Tell him something has happened to General Leavitt.


Margot

Yes, anything else?


Cranston

Yes, tell him to send a squad of men to South Pier. I overheard Professor Arkeles and Barloff talk about meeting on a freighter there.


Margot

Where are you going?


Cranston

I'm going to the jail. I'm going to make one more desperate attempt to get John Wilson to talk. We've got to find out what this is all about before it's too late!


MUSIC

Barloff

You want me to wait here at the jail, Professor Arkeles?


Arkeles

No, go down to South Pier, Barloff. I want to be alone with Lieutenant Wilson.


Barloff

Yes.


Arkeles

I'll follow after I've taken care of him.


Barloff

All right, but first I'll collect the baggage.


MUSIC

Arkeles

But you remember only this, Lieutenant Wilson. Always my eyes in front of you.


Wilson

Yes.


Arkeles

You will forever do what I tell you to.


Wilson

Stop! Leave me alone!


Arkeles

No, never! Look, Wilson, see what I have? A knife! Here, take it. Now listen to me. You are disgraced. Your family is disgraced. You have nothing more to live for. Say it!


Wilson

I have nothing more to live for. I have nothing more to live for..


Arkeles

Then draw the knife across your wrists! It's easy. Try it.


SHADOW

Stop, John, don't do it.


Arkeles

The Shadow!


Wilson

He's trying to make me...


Arkeles

Keep away from me Wilson!


Wilson

I've got you ...


Arkeles

Let go of me, Wilson!


Wilson

I've got you Arkeles...Did you feel the knife yourself?


Arkeles

Yes, you cut me, you fool!


SHADOW

Your blood is being shed, Professor. Remember what I told you?


Arkeles

Let me out of here. Let me out.


SHADOW

He's gone, John.


Wilson

Somethings...Something's happened to me. I feel I can talk now.


SHADOW

Then talk. Tell me what you know. Arkeles spell is weakening.

Wilson

I can't see you, and I don't know who you are, but you've got to help me. I first suspected Arkeles and his crowd when I saw that the steering mechanism of the flying torpedo had an extra attachment.

SHADOW

An extra attachment?

Wilson

Yes, you see the flying torpedo is supposed to be steered by radio beams from an accompanying plane. But this extra attachment I'm talking about would render the radio beams ineffective. In other words the rudder is set so the torpedo will fly in a complete circle and come back and strike the point from which it was sent. Like a boomerang!

SHADOW

If it does that in the demonstration today it will wipe out all the important government officials!

Wilson

Yes, that's their plan! Just as I made the discover Arkeles came in, into the workshop. I accused him and..he he put me under this spell. I ...I tried to talk but I couldn't!

SHADOW

Never mind that! Now get in touch with Commissioner Weston, and have him go to the proving grounds. He can stop the test flight of this flying torpedo if he gets there soon enough!

MUSIC

SHIPPING SOUNDS, BOAT HORNS, WATER

1st COP

What's the idea of having us wait around here at the South Pier? Nothing seems to be stirring.

2nd COP

Who are the guys were supposed to pick up?

1st COP

Two birds by the name of Professor Arkeles and Barloff.

2nd COP

Foreigners, eh?

1st COP

Yeah

2nd COP

What are they going to do, make a getaway?


1st COP

I don't know. Commissioner Weston just said to make sure we got 'em, that's all.


2nd COP

Ah, If it had been that important, don't you think the commissioner would have come down here himself?


1st COP

Well, he was coming, but he got a last minute call to go over to that place where they're trying out that new flying torpedo.


2nd COP

Oh yeah, I read about that. All these inventions...


1st COP

Shhh...somebody coming down the dock.


FOOTSTEPS

Hey, you.

FOOTSTEPS RUNNING.

Hey, stop where you are, I'll shoot.

Barloff

Nothing


1st COP

Where are you going?


Barloff

That is my business.


1st COP

What's your name? ............. Come on, what's your name?


2nd COP

Are you Barloff?


Barloff

What is it to you?


1st COP

Answer me, are you Barloff?


Barloff

Yes!


1st COP

That's all we wanted to know!


2nd COP

Come on!


Barloff

Where are you taking me? I have done nothing!


1st COP

Look out, he's got a gun!


Barloff

Uh. (He's hit)

2nd COP

Sorry, sergeant, I had to do it.


1st COP

That's okay. This Arkele swill probably be along in a minute. Let's put this bird behind those boxes. We don't want Arkeles..


2nd COP

Hey, look out, here comes another guy down the dock.


1st COP

Right, quick, behind this piling here. Come on.

Must be Arkeles.


2nd COP

Yeah, I guess so.


FOOTSTEPS.

Professor Arkeles?

Arkeles

Who are you?


1st COP

The Police. We want to ask you....


Arkeles

You can't get me to talk! You'll never make me..


2nd COP

Look out, Sarge, he's got a gun!


1st COP

Drop that gun!

Arkeles

You can't take me! The police can't touch me..


BANG

1st COP

Okay, you asked for it!


BANG BANG

2nd COP

That'll handle it. Did he get you?


1st COP

Nah, I'm okay.


SIRENS

2nd COP

Ah here comes the

Mumble

Nah, they didn't have time.

1st COP

Weston

1st COP

Oh, Commissioner Weston?


Yes, sergeant, I see you got our man.


Yep.


Six actors played Weston over the years. Santos Ortega most often. Ray Collins did,although not in this episode. He played Lieutenant Tragg on the Perry Mason television series.

Weston

1st COP

Is he dead?


I don't think so, sir.


Weston

Well, Arkeles, maybe you'll talk.


Arkeles

I'll never talk.


SHADOW

Laugh of the Shadow

Commissioner Weston.


Weston

Shadow, what are you doing here?


SHADOW

We can't waste time, Commissioner. Did you stop the test of the flying torpedo?


Weston

Yes, but...


SHADOW

Good. Commissioner, you've saved the lives of thousands of spectators, to say nothing of some of our highest government officials.


Weston

Then it was you...


SHADOW

Yes. Yes, I had a friend of mine call you. And now, Professor Arkeles, let's hear the story. You haven't much time.


Arkeles

I know. I'm dying, Shadow.


SHADOW

It was a plot against our national defense, wasn't it?

Arkeles

It was.


SHADOW

Who employed you to do it?


When Hitler rose to power in Germany in 1933, Germany itself began to become powerful. Rather than accuse Germany or Russia of being behind spy plots, radio programs and movies left the point up in the air.

Arkeles

SHADOW

That I won't tell you!


But Lieutenant Wilson is innocent.


Arkeles

Yes...Wilson is innocent.


SHADOW

Commissioner, you're a witness. Lieutenant Wilson is cleared.


Weston

Yes, Shadow.


SHADOW

But what about General Leavitt?


Arkeles

Barloff killed him.


SHADOW

Where is Barloff?


1st COP

We got him behind these boxes.


Weston

How, how did you know about General Leavitt, Shadow.


SHADOW

We found blood on his desk. But this time the blood is yours Arkeles.


Arkeles

Yes, mine.

DROP OF HEAD.


Weston

Well, Shadow, Arkeles is dead.


SHADOW

Yes, Commissioner. And you've been instrumental in averting a national calamity. Arkeles dead, the innocence of Lieutenant Wilson has been proved, and the integrity of the men who protect our liberty is again vindicated.

MUSIC

Announcer

You have just heard a dramatized version of one of the many copywrighted stories that appear in The Shadow Magazine. All the characters and all the places named are fictitious. Any similarity to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.


MUSIC

Shadow (Frank Readick)

Ha hah heh he. As you sew evil, so shall you reap evil. Crime does not pay. The Shadow knows. He heh heh he hehh.


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