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The Creeper
Radio information

B.F. Goodrich Tires

  • Script:
  • Orson Welles
  • Margot Stevenson
Aired date

May 29, 1938

Running time

29 min

Preceded by

Message from the Hills (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Tenor with the Broken Voice (Radio Show)


Several kidnappings and burglaries have been committed by someone who has managed to evade the police and security guards, but there have been no ransom notes and no high-value items taken. After a friend of Margot's also vanishes,The Shadow investigates and discovers an abandoned sewer system in the area where the crimes have taken place. During a search, Margot falls through the floors of a rotting tunnel and ends up within The Creeper's hidden cavern, a place filled with chained captors.

Full Cast[]

Featured Characters:


  • The Creeper (dies)

Other Characters:

  • Commissioner Weston (mentioned only)
  • Edith Day
  • Mrs. Day (Edith's mother)
  • Mary (Mrs. Day's maid)
  • Henry (Mrs. Day's butler)
  • Callihan (a watchman)
  • Dr. Conrad

Notes and References[]

  • Margot Lane receives a shoulder wound from a bullet by The Creeper.