The Shadow (1933)

UK, 1933
74m, 6752 feet, 2039 metres
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A British borderline horror film directed by George A. Cooper.

Plot Summary

Blackmailer The Shadow terrorizes England's wealthy and powerful with threats of social ruin and death. A officer who inherits the case from a murdered colleague gathers the chief suspects at an old dark house one fog shrouded night in a last ditch effort to solve the mystery.


* = uncredited

Director: George A. Cooper
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Real Art
Distributed by: United Artists
Producer: Julius Hagen
Script: Terence Egan, H. Fowler Mear
Play: Donald Stuart
Assistant Director: Fred Merrick
Director of Photography: Sydney Blythe
Editor: Jack Harris
Assistant Editor: Lister Laurance
Sound Recordist: Baynham Honri
Art Direction: James A. Carter
Studio: Twickenham Film Studios

Henry Kendall (Reginald Ogden)
Elizabeth Allan (Sonya Bryant)
Felix Aylmer (Sir Richard Bryant)
Jeanne Stuart (Moya Silverton)
Cyril Raymond (Silverton)
Viola Compton (Mrs Bascombe)
John Turnbull (Detective Inspector Carr)
Ralph Truman (Elliot)
Denis Cowles (Fleming)
Vincent Holman (Wallis)
James Raglan (Beverley Kent)
Gordon Begg (Willit)
Charles Carson [Sir Edward Hulme KC] *



  • Cinema Booking Guide Supplement vol.2 no.8 (April 1933) p.21 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.1351 (9 March 1933) – review
  • Picturegoer vol.3 no.118 (26 August 1933) p.27 – credits, review


  • British Sound Films: The Studio Years 1928-1959 by David Quinlan p.144 – credits, synopsis
  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.343 – credits, review
  • Thrills Untapped: Neglected Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films 1928-1936