Shadow Blue Coal 003.jpg
Gun Island
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Script:
  • Bill Johnstone
  • Agnes Moorehead
Aired date

October 23, 1938

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

Night Without End (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Isle of Fear (Radio Show)

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Pirate's sink their boat on purpose in order to fool another ship to "rescue" them. The ruse works and once aboard the new ship, the head pirate promptly shoots the captain and Lamont Cranston's friend, Sir John.

With Cranston and Margot Lane on board, the hi-jacked ship sets sail to a small island where the pirates are storing bombs and torpedoes for a country which plans to attack the United States.

The Shadow hypnotizes the pirates to stay on the island, he then lights a fuse and quickly joins Margot in a rescue boat. The island explodes, killing the pirates.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Captain Joe (dies)
  • Rico (henchman; dies)

Other Characters:

  • An unnamed sea captain (dies)
  • Sir John (dies)
  • Grady


  • The Caribbean

Notes and References[edit | edit source]

Links[edit | edit source]

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.