Shadow Radio (Orson-Welles)
The Old People
Radio information

BF Goodrich Tires

  • Orson Welles
  • Margot Stevenson
Aired date

June 26, 1938

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

The Tomb of Terror (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Voice of the Trumpet (Radio Show)


Three airplanes flying to Argentina have disappeared, which leads The Shadow to a mad scientist in the Amazon with a serum that makes people older.

Full CastEdit

Featured Characters:


  • Dr. Anton Freeman (dies)

Other Characters:

  • Superintendent McWade
  • Jack, an American pilot
  • Terry Cain (a pilot captured and aged by Dr. Freeman; dies)

Notes and ReferencesEdit

  • Though The Shadow is invisible, the evil Dr. Freeman is able to grab and crush him until Margot Lane saves him by having "the old people" attack the doctor.


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