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This film has Lamont Cranston, aka The Shadow, and was the only one that showed him with the power to cloud men's minds, to make himself unseen. It has the look of a TV show, and is reported to have been conceived as a series pilot. The makers decided to release it as a movie, to be shown in theaters, instead. None of the characters from the radio show, other than Lamont Cranston, appear in this story. It's most fun when he uses his mind clouding ability to vanish.

Invisible Avenger is a 1958 American film directed by James Wong Howe, Ben Parker (director) and John Sledge. The film is a compilation of two episodes of a 1957 Republic Pictures </> The film was rereleased in 1962 under the title Bourbon Street Shadows by the Louisiana-based MPA films. The episodes were shot on location in New Orleans.

Plot summary

Pablo Ramirez is an expatriate from the Caribbean nation of Santa Cruz that is under control of a military dictator called the Generalissimo. From New Orleans, Ramirez plots a revolution and his return to Santa Cruz. To assist in this and to protect him from the Santa Cruz secret police who are in New Orleans he seeks the help of Lamont Cranston through a mutual friend, jazz trumpeter Tony Alcade. In the midst of a telephone call to Cranston Tony is murdered by the secret police.
Cranston and his metaphysical mentor Jogendra come to New Orleans to bring Tony's murderers to justice and freedom to Santa Cruz.
Though no one knows the identity of the crime fighting trouble shooter The Shadow who has Telepathy powers, everyone knows that he can be contacted for help through Lamont Cranston. As Cranston protects Pablo from secret police assassination and kidnapping attempts, the Generalissimo broadcasts the execution of Pablo's twin brother that is shown on television in the United States in a scheme to draw Pablo into the open.


  • Richard Derr as Lamont Cranston
  • Mark Daniels as Jogendra
  • Helen Westcott as Tara O'Neill
  • Jack Doner as Billy Sanchez
  • Jeanne Neher as Felicia Ramirez
  • Steve Dano as Tony Alcalde
  • Dan Mullin as Pablo Ramirez / Victor Ramirez
  • Leo Bruno as Ramon "Rocco" Martinez
  • Lee Edwards (actor) as The Colonel
  • Sam Page (actor) as Charlie, airport thug


Category:1958 films
Category:American films
Category:1950s drama films
Category:1950s action films
Category:English-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:Republic Pictures films
Category:Films set in New Orleans, Louisiana
Category:Films shot in New Orleans, Louisiana


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