The Shadow Of The Eagle (1932)

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    Plot Summary
    The Eagle uses sky writing to make threats against a corporation.
    Nathan Gregory owns a travelling fairground and is thought to be the Eagle.
    Craig McCoy is a pilot who goes looking for the Eagle when Gregory turns up missing.
    Summary written by Ed Stephan

    Writing Credits
    Ford Beebe story and screenplay
    Colbert Clark story and screenpolay

    Full Cast
    John Wayne .... Craig McCoy
    Dorothy Gulliver .... Jean Gregory
    Edward Hearn .... Col. Nathan B. Gregory
    Richard Tucker .... Maj. Evans, company owner
    Lloyd Whitlock .... Green, a director
    Walter Miller .... Danby, a director
    Edmund Burns .... Clark, a director [Chs. 1-3]
    Pat O'Malley .... Ames, a director
    Kenneth Harlan .... Ward, a director
    'Little Billy' Rhodes .... Billy Little, the midget (as Little Billy)
    Ivan Linow .... Heinie, the strongman
    James Bradbury Jr. .... Henry, the ventriloquist
    Ernie Adams .... Frederick 'Pat' Kelly, the barker (as Ernie S. Adams)
    Roy D'Arcy .... Henchman Gardner
    Bud Osborne .... Henchman Tim Moore
    Yakima Canutt .... Henchman Boyle
    Billy West .... Bob, the clown [Chs. 8-9]
    Monte Montague .... Callahan, Policeman at circus (as Monty Montague)

    Ford Beebe
    B. Reeves Eason (uncredited)

    Writing Credits
    Ford Beebe (story and screenplay) &
    Colbert Clark (story and screenplay) &
    Wyndham Gittens (story and screenplay)

    Benjamin H. Kline
    Victor Scheurich

    Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)

    Chapter Titles: -
    1. The Carnival Mystery -
    2. Pinholes -
    3. The Eagle Strikes -
    4. The Man of a Million Voices -
    5. The Telephone Cipher -
    6. Code of the Carnival -
    7. Eagle or Vulture? -
    8. On the Spot -
    9. When Thieves Fall Out -
    10.The Man Who Knew -
    11.The Eagle's Wings -
    12.The Shadow Unmasked

    Filming Locations
    Antelope Valley, California, USA
    Bronson Canyon, Griffith Park - 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, California, USA
    Lancaster, California, USA

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 12 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • The Shadow of the Eagle is a 1932 Mascot film serial,
    starring John Wayne in his first serial role.
    This serial is now in the public domain.

    After Duke's dreadful time at Columbia, things changed with this, the first of three serials,
    for producer Nat Levine.
    Duke featured as Craig McCoy, a stunt flier, who does circuit sky-writing..

    During the filming of this, Duke met Yakima Canutt, which would lead
    to film, fight innovations, and a life-long friendship.


    User Review

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 2 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • I'll start this off with a warning. You must really be a big John Wayne fan in order to enjoy or appreciate this serial. It clocks in at 218 minutes. The plot's a little silly and every episode (about fifteen to twenty minutes long) has the same plot. Something happens and John Wayne is accused of being the eagle, or he has to run from the cops. And when ever any real proof is turned up, the evidence is discounted because the person it points to just says it's fake. But if you like the westerns that he did for lonestar, then you will probably like this because it is a lot like them (except not a western). I got it as a part of a five disc, three serial set that includes Hurricane Express and the Three Muskateers for twenty dollars (CDN). Total running time of all three is ten hours, so you get bang for your buck.

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  • I was watching The Shadow of The Eagle on until
    it was time for Chapter 11, which for some reson they didn't have. I've been
    trying to find another site where I can watch the rest of this serial.
    Any suggestions?

  • I was watching The Shadow of The Eagle on until
    it was time for Chapter 11, which for some reson they didn't have. I've been
    trying to find another site where I can watch the rest of this serial.
    Any suggestions?

    Try here.

    Also Welcome, which I have posted on our dedicated thread

    Best Wishes
    London- England

    Edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • I like THE SHADOW OF THE EAGLE a lot and revisit it often. IMO it's more entertaining than many of the later, slicker serials from Republic. The Duke is already in form even this early in his career and handles himself well in the action sequences. The great thing about the Mascot serials during this period is that the lack of polished production adds to their realism. Wayne does most of his own stunts and without the aid of process photography -- it's all done live on the spot. I especially like the carnival setting. Pretty Dorothy Gulliver also asserts herself well as the Duke's girl. :thumbup: :thumbup: :)