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The Ruby of Modoc
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Script:
  • Orson Welles
  • Agnes Moorehead
Aired date

November 21, 1937

Running time

30 min

Preceded by

Terror Island (Radio Show)

Followed by

Circle of Death (Radio Show)

Plot[edit | edit source]

Commissioner Weston's niece is married and on honeymoon on Paradise Island. She is then reported to have drowned because she was cursed by owning the bloody red Ruby of Modac. The Shadow and Margot Lane visit the island and find Bernice is still alive, however, an importer has hired a mystic to hypnotize Bernice's husband to commit suicide. The Shadow rescues the two honeymooners while the importer confronts the mystic, believing he has betrayed him. Shots are fired and the two plunge over a cliff.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Jasper Hedges (an importer; dies)
  • Reigh Singah (a mystic; dies)

Other Characters:

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