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Goddess of Death
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Script:
  • Orson Welles
  • Agnes Moorehead
Aired date

January 2, 1938

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

The Voice of Death (Radio Show)

Followed by

The League of Terror (Radio Show)

Plot[edit | edit source]

Six wealthy people have committed suicide. A former professor of Lamont Cranston's believes the deaths occurred because they each touched a cursed idol from a sacred temple. Later, the professor is found dead too. When The Shadow investigates, he seeks the professor's wife and discovers that she and her husband, who faked his own death, are behind the six killings. They wanted to erect a temple in India devoted to Djaruti, goddess of death and needed the wealthy people's money to do so.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Professor Duncan ("Rudat-Singh"; dies)
  • Mrs. Duncan (dies)

Other Characters:

Notes and References[edit | edit source]

  • "Goddess of Death" is also known as "The Idol Talks."

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