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The Society of the Living Dead
Radio information

Blue Coal

  • Script:
  • Orson Welles
  • Agnes Moorehead
  • Dwight Weiss
Aired date

January 23, 1938

Running time

28:30 min

Preceded by

Sabotage (Radio Show)

Followed by

The Poison Death (Radio Show)

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

An evil businessman kidnaps his partner and keeps him in a burial vault. He wants him to sign a confession stating how he killed himself by drowning. Once the confession is signed, he will then kill his associate, take over the whole business and marry his partner's daughter. As The Shadow investigates a fake passport racket, it leads him to the mausoleum where the helpless prisoner is being kept.

Full Cast[edit | edit source]

Featured Characters:


  • Ray Kelvin (dies)
  • Berger (works at the morgue; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Dwight Weist as Commissioner Weston
  • Turner (newspaper reporter)
  • Henry Adams
  • Irene Adams (Henry's daughter)

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