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The Shadow Radio Shows

NNote: here's how much I know so far, based on research done at ebay and contributions from Shadow fans.
If you have any additional information, please contact me.


The Official Adventures of The Shadow—Leo the Lion (1968)
Note: These two shows were recorded in 1964 and were never broadcast on the radio. Both shows were released in 1968 under the MGM label "Leo the Lion".
1 LP, 2 shows
(Thank you to Emanuel Maris for the heads-up!)
  • The Air Freight Fracas
  • The Computer Calculates but The Shadow Knows
The Shadow Vol. 2—Mark 56 Productions (1973)
Front Cover | Back Cover (Can you spot the error in the introduction? Hint: it's on the first line.)
1 LP, 2 shows
(Thank you to Doug Rice for the information and pictures!)
  • Murder on Approval
  • The Giant of Madras
The Shadow Featuring Orson Welles—The Murray Hill Radio Theatre (1976)
3 LPs, 6 shows including:
(Thank you to Jim Rice for the information!)
  • The White God
  • Murder on Approval
  • Aboard the Steamship Amazon
  • The Creeper
  • The Power of the Mind
  • The Hypnotized Audience
The Shadow Knows (1977)
  • by Scott Foresman
  • Features a collection of 15 scripts from The Shadow radio show
Orson Welles as The Shadow—Command Performance Records (Circa 1970s)
Front Cover | Back Cover
1 LP, 2 shows including:
(Thank you to Doug Rice for the information and pictures!)
  • The Message from the Hill
  • Murder in Wax
The Shadow—Totem Records (Year ?)
1 LP, 2 shows including:
  • Death to The Shadow
  • Terror at Wolf's Head Knoll
The Shadow—Biograph Records (1977)
1 LP, 2 shows including:
  • The House that Death Built
  • The Carnival of Death
The Shadow—Radio Reruns (1977)
1 cassette, 1 show including:
(Thank you to K Pearson for the information!)
  • The Shadow's Revenge
The Shadow (Year?)
1 LP or 1 cassette, 2 shows including:
  • Death from the Deep
  • The Devil Takes a Wife
The Shadow (Year?)
1 LP or 1 cassette, 2 shows including:
  • The Tomb of Terror
  • The Tenor with the Broken Voice
The Shadow (Year?)
1 cassette, 2 shows including:
  • Mark of the Black Widow
  • The Plot that Failed
The Shadow—Conde Nast Publications (Year?)
1 cassette, 2 shows including:
  • Circle of Death
  • The Death Triangle
The Shadow—Conde Nast Publications (Year?)
1 cassette, 2 shows including:
  • The Destroyer
  • The Little Man who wasn't There
The Shadow—enclosed in a wooden crate (Year?)
4 Cassettes, 8 shows including:
  • The Fine Art of Murder
  • Ghosts can Kill
  • When the Grave was Opened
  • The Man who Murdered Time
  • Hounds in the Hills
  • The Thing in the Cage
  • Blood Money
  • The Plot that Failed
Radio Classics on Cassette (Year?)
1 Cassette, 2 shows including:
  • The Shadow Returns
  • Death Rides High
Radio Revisited: The Shadow Original Radio Broadcasts—Bookshelf Album (Year?)
6 Cassettes, 12 shows including:
  • The Cat that Killed
  • Murder Incorporated
  • The Wailing Corpse
  • The Lady in Black
  • Drums of Doom
  • Fine Art of Murder
  • Touch of Death
  • Shadow of Suspicion
  • Mask for Murder
  • Dead Man's Ride
  • Death is a Colored Dream
  • The Phantom Racketeer
The Shadow Anthology—The Murray Hill Radio Theatre (1980)
17 LPs, 51 shows Limited Edition (only 5000 produced) including:
(Thank you to William Hunt for the information, Richard Gobel for the date and production number! The pictures were kindly donated from a private collection.)
Front Cover | Certificate
  • Death under the Chapel
  • The Blind Beggar Dies
  • Murders in Wax
  • Caverns of Death
  • Message from the Hills
  • Traffic in Death
  • The Black Abbott Mystery
  • Death Stalks The Shadow
  • Night Without End
  • Black Rock
  • Guest of Death
  • The Ghost of Captain Baylee
  • Prelude to Terror
  • Appointment with Death
  • House of Fun
  • Phantom Fingertips
  • The Shadow Returns
  • The Sandhog Murders
  • The Return of Carnation Charlie
  • Death on the Bridge
  • The Laughing Corpse
  • The Isle of the Living Dead
  • The Mark of the Black Widow
  • The Creeper
  • Carnival of Death
  • The House of Horror
  • Murder Underground
  • Death Prowls at Night
  • Voodoo
  • Death on the Rails
  • Etched with Acid
  • Walking Corpse
  • The Unburied Dead
  • The Gorilla Man
  • The Werewolf of Hamilton Mansion
  • The Cat and the Killer
  • The Shadow's Revenge
  • Death Rides High
  • Spider Boy
  • The Face
  • Death takes the Wheel
  • The Comic Strip Killer
  • Murder and the Medium
  • A Gift of Murder
  • The Terrible Legend of Crownshield Castle
  • The House that Death Built
  • Terror at Wolf's Head Knoll
  • Stake Out
  • Death Coils to Strike
  • Reflection of Death
  • The Giant of Madras
The Shadow starring Orson Welles—Golden Age Records (1981)
1 cassette, 2 shows including: (Thank you to K Pearson for the information!)
  • The Firebug
  • Death from the Deep
The Shadow—The Murray Hill Radio Theatre (1982)
Front cover | Back cover
3 LPs or 3 cassette, 9 shows including: (Thank you to William Hunt for the release date and cover!)
  • Murder in the Death House
  • Oracle of Death
  • Ghost Building
  • The Shadow Challenged
  • Collectors of Death
  • Until Death Do We Part
  • Ring of Mahlayaylee
  • Monkey Woman
  • Preview of Terror
The Shadow Radio Show starring Orson Welles (1987)
- Plastic radio-shaped container: Front | Back | Cassette
- Wooden crate
4 CDs or 4 Cassettes, 8 shows including: (Thank you to William Hunt for the release date!)
  • Bride of Death
  • The Temple Bells
  • The League of Terror
  • Sabotage
  • The Phantom Voice
  • The Silent Avenger
  • Society of the Living Dead
  • Poison Death
The Shadow Original Broadcasts (1993)
- Cardboard container: Front | Back | Side | Cassette
- Wooden crate: Front | Top | Cassette (Thank you to Michael M. for the pictures!)
4 Cassettes, 8 shows including: (Thank you to William Hunt for the release date!)
  • The Giant of Madras
  • The Laughing Corpse
  • The Bones of the Dragon
  • The Ghost wore a Sliver Slipper
  • The 3 Ghosts
  • The White Legion
  • Murder on the Main Stem
  • Doom and the Limping Man
The Shadow Original Radio Broadcast—Audio Book (1994)
2 Cassettes, 4 shows including: (Thank you to William Hunt for the release date!)
  • Circle of Death
  • The Death Triangle
  • The Destroyer
  • The Little Man Who Wasn't There
The Shadow Chronicles (1996)
- Cassette Set: Front cover | Back cover
- CD Set: Front Cover | Back Cover | Inside the Box | Booklet Front | Booklet Back | CD | CD Case Front | CD Case Back
(Thank you to Michael M. for pictures of the CD set!)
4 cassettes, 5 CDs, 8 shows, plus an extra cassette detailing The Shadow's radio history featuring interviews with the actors, and a companion booklet: (Thank you to William Hunt for the release date and the front and back covers for the cassette set!)
  • The Blind Beggar Dies
  • Message from the Hills
  • Isle of Fear
  • Death Rides a Broomstick
  • The Face
  • The Destroyer
  • The Chess Club Murders
  • The Vengeance of Angela Nolan
The Shadow Volume 1 — Radio Spirits, Inc. (1996)
Front cover | Back cover
6 Cassettes, 18 shows including: (Thank you to William Hunt for the information and covers!)
  • The Tomb of Terror
  • The Oracle of Death
  • The Ghost on the Stair
  • The Leopard Strikes
  • The Ghost Building
  • The Shadow Challenged
  • The Cat that Killed
  • Murder in the Death House
  • The Precipice called Death
  • Doom and the Limping Man
  • The Comic Strip Killer
  • Stake Out
  • Murder Incorporated
  • Death on the Bridge
  • Death Speaks Twice
  • The Ghost wore a Silver Slipper
  • The Unburied Dead
  • White God
The Shadow Collector's Edition (1997)
Front | Side | Back | Cassette
8 Cassettes, 16 shows including:
  • The Ruby of Karavahl
  • The Precipice Called Death
  • Dreams of Death
  • The Unburied Dead
  • Murder in the Death House
  • The Hypnotized Audience
  • The Ghost without a Face
  • Touch of Death
  • The Gorilla Man
  • The Gibbering Thing
  • The Shadow Returns
  • Death Rides High
  • Makeup for Murder
  • Etched with Acid
  • The Cat that Killed
  • Ghost Town
The Lost Shows (1998)
Front | Back | Side | Inside the Box | Booklet | Cassette
5 Cassettes, 10 shows, and a booklet, written by Anthony Tollin, containing the history of The Shadow and detailed information on all 10 shows in this set: (Thank you to William Hunt for the release date and the front cover!)
  • Death House Rescue
  • Death Keeps a Deadline
  • The Hoodoo Ship
  • The Altar of Death
  • Out of This World (Australian Episode)
  • The Brief Fame of John Copper (Australian Episode)
  • Seance with Death
  • Death is a Colored Dream
  • The Nursery Rhyme Murders
  • The Man Who Was Death
The Shadow (1999?) — Note: also featured in a wooden crate enclosure
Front | Top | Back | Cassette
4 Cassettes, 8 shows including:
  • Circle of Death
  • The Death Triangle
  • The Destroyer
  • The Little Man Who Wasn't There
  • Traffic in Death
  • Can the Dead Talk?
  • Death in a Minor Key
  • Mind Over Murder
Rare Radio Gems: The Shadow (2000)
- Cassette Set: Front | Side | Back | Cassette
- CD Set: Front | Side | Back | CD
4 Cassettes or 3 CDs, 9 shows including:
  • Caverns of Death
  • Death Under the Chapel
  • The Sandhog Murders
  • The Three Frightened Policemen
  • Ring of Light
  • The Return of Anatole Chevanic
  • Death Speaks Twice
  • Death Gives an Encore
  • Dead Men Tell
Radio Spirits: The Shadow's Greatest Radio Adventures (Year ?)
20 CDs, 40 shows, and a 32 page behind-the-scenes booklet
  • The Death House Rescue
  • The Circle of Death
  • The Death Triangle
  • The Society of the Living Dead
  • The Plot Murder
  • The White Legion
  • The Hypnotized Audience
  • Message from the Hills
  • Traffic in Death
  • Night Without End
  • Appointment with Death
  • Can the Dead Talk?
  • Mansion of Madness
  • The Shadow Returns
  • The Sandhog Murders
  • The Voice of Death
  • Joey's Christmas Story
  • The Shadow Challenged
  • The Chess Club Murders
  • The Ghost Walks Again
  • The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen
  • The Ring of Light
  • The Wailing Corpse
  • The Gibbering Things
  • Death to The Shadow
  • The Living Head
  • The Valley of Living Terror
  • Blood Money
  • Gang Doctor
  • The Devil Takes a Wife
  • Scent of Death
  • Spider Boy
  • The Phantom of the Lighthouse
  • The Curse of the Gypsies
  • Murder and the Medium
  • The Chill of Death
  • The Bones of the Dragon
  • Death and the Black Fedora
  • One Dead and Two to Go
  • Preview of Terror
Radio Spirits: The Shadow (2002)
12 CDs, 24 shows including: (Thank you to Chris Dalla for the information!)
  • White God
  • Aboard the Steamship Amazon
  • Murders in Wax
  • Tomb of Terror
  • Flight of the Vulture
  • Murder Incorporated
  • The Cat That Killed
  • Murder in the Death House
  • The Precipice Called Death
  • Death on the Bridge
  • The Oracle of Death
  • The Ghost on the Stair
  • The Ghost Building
  • Murder Underground
  • Death Speaks Twice
  • The Walking Corpse
  • The Ghost Wore a Silver Slipper
  • The Unburied Dead
  • Doom and the Limping Man
  • Comic Strip Killer
  • The House That Death Built
  • The Terror of Wolf's Head Knoll
  • The Nursery Rhyme Murders
  • Stake Out
The Shadow: Knight of Darkness (2008)
9 CDs, 18 shows including:
  • Hounds in the Hills
  • The Creeper
  • The Old People
  • The Voice of the Trumpet
  • Horror in Wax
  • Sabotage in the Air
  • Appointment with Death
  • Can the Dead Talk?
  • The Return of Carnation Charlie
  • Death is an Art
  • Carnival of Death
  • Death to The Shadow
  • Blood Money
  • The Ruby of Karvahl
  • Terrible Legend of Crownshield Castle
  • The Terror of Wolf's Head Knoll
  • The Man Who Was Death
  • Stake Out
The Shadow: Radio's Greatest Man of Mystery (2008)
10 CDs, 20 shows including:
  • The Three Ghosts
  • Death from the Deep
  • The Power of the Mind
  • The Tenor with the Broken Voice
  • Death Stalks The Shadow
  • Shyster Payoff
  • Black Rock
  • Death is Blind
  • Inventor of Death
  • Death on the Rails
  • Murder with Music
  • Mind over Murder
  • The Gorilla Man
  • Touch of Death
  • Werewolf of Hamilton Mansion
  • Death Rides High
  • Death takes the Wheel
  • Dream of Death
  • A Gift of Murder
  • Chuck Schaden Interviews Bret Morrison - Dec 13, 1973
The Shadow: Strange Puzzles (2009)
9 CDs, 18 shows including:
  • Tenor with a Broken Voice
  • He Died at Twelve
  • The Black Buddha
  • Traffic in Death
  • Murder in E Flat
  • Phantom Fingerprints
  • Mansion of Madness
  • Death shows the Way
  • Murderer's Vanity
  • The Case of the Three Frightened Policemen
  • They Killed With a Silver Hatchet
  • Makeup for Murder
  • The Shadow of Suspicion
  • The Bones of the Dragon
  • Reflection of Death
  • The Giant of Madras
  • Murder at Dead Man's Inn
  • Murder by a Corpse
The Shadow: Unearthly Spectres (2009)
9 CDs, 18 shows including:
  • Tomb of Terror
  • The Mark of the Bat
  • The Witch Drums
  • Black Abbot
  • Ghosts Can Kill
  • The Ghost of Captain Bayloe
  • The Cat that Killed
  • The Laughing Corpse
  • The Mark of the Black Widow
  • The Ghost on the Stair
  • The Ghost Building
  • The Ghost Walks Again
  • Voodoo
  • Return of Anatole Chevanic
  • The House that Death Built
  • Death Coils to Strike
  • The Ghost that Gleams
  • Phantom Racketeer
The Shadow - Starring Orson Welles (Year ??)
1 CD, 2 shows including:
  • Poison Death
  • Murder on Approval
The Shadow: Bitter Fruit (2011)
(Thank you to Andrew Sumner for the heads-up!)
9 CDs, 18 shows including:
  • Temple Bells of Neban
  • Circle of Death
  • The Death Triangle
  • Sabotage
  • Society of the Living Dead
  • Poison Death
  • Death from the Deep
  • The Mine Hunters
  • Cavern of Death
  • Death Stalks The Shadow
  • Murder in Death House
  • Curse of Shiva
  • Death Prowls at Night
  • Death on the Rails
  • The Gibbering Things
  • The Walking Corpse
  • The Shadow's Revenge
  • Nursery Rhyme Murders

 

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