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The Final Hour
Radio information
Aired date

October 31, 1954

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

Tunnel of Terror (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Long Arm of Death (Radio Show)


Due to someone's false testimony, an innocent man is sent to death row for a murder he didn't commit. The Shadow decides to intervene, but he has only five hours to find the real killer and stop the execution.

Full Cast[]

Featured Characters:


  • Andy Barton (a bar owner)

Other Characters:

Notes and References[]

  • The radio script for "The Final Hour" was published in The Shadow Knows... and On the Air: a Collection of Radio and TV Plays.


Radio scripts reprinted in The Shadow Knows...
* Death by Chapter * The Blackball Murder * Heartbeat of Death * The Horror in the Night * Murder Before the Storm * Murder in the Sun * The Vision of Death * The Case of the Dead Man's Shoes * The Final Hour * The Hands of Death * The Case of the Vanishing Killer * The Master of Torture * The Nightmare Combination * Tunnel of Terror * The Bells of St. Peter's