Sunday, September 30, 2007
"Silent Avenger" (Mar 13, 1938)
After the outdoor/country and exotic tones of the last two episodes, we are back in the cement jungle made of crowded streets, high buildings, and perfect shooting sites for a... sniper!!! When a convict is sentenced to the deathrow, he asks to his brother - a shell-shocked war sniper - to avenge him by killing the people who are responsible for his execution. Bodies start to fall under the precise shots of the sniper. Can the Shadow stop him before the killer accomplishes his deathly list?.
Shell-shocked war veterans who turn in killer has been the subject for many "recent" famous movies (Taxi Driver comes to mind) and have been, sadly, also on the real news not too long ago. So it's interesting to see that it was a subject for stories also back in the '30s.
Enjoy the show and have a great (pulp) Sunday!
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