Laughing Corpse (Radio Show)
The Laughing Corpse
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Bill Johnstone
  • Marjorie Anderson
Aired date

March 10, 1940

Running time

24:50 min

Preceded by

Death on the Bridge (Radio Show)

Followed by

Murderer's Vanity (Radio Show)


Two scientists are killed by a poison that induces laughter before death. The Shadow must solve who is behind the demented revenge plot and how is the poison being administered.

Full CastEdit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:


  • Dr. Vietor (chemist; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Dr. Destroff (dies)
  • Dr. Lorrenze (dies)

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  • Perhaps Batman's villain The Joker is inspired by this episode. It should be noted that The Joker made his comic book debut in the spring of 1940, only a few months after this show aired. 


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