The Shadow of Silk Lennox is yet another Lon Chaney Jr. flick on this 50 pack of horror movies that isn’t remotely a horror movie. It’s actually a slow-moving gangster picture that features very little gangster type stuff. There is one bank robbery scene but all we see is one shot of a clock, then the robbers are seen exiting the building. You can get away with this kind of thing if you’re name is Quentin Tarantino. Unfortunately, Ray Kirkwood is no Quentin Tarantino. We do get one car chase, although it’s nothing to write home about.
You also have to contend with a handful of song and dance numbers that are simply awful. And they take up about a quarter of the movie. Sure, the flick is only about an hour long, but that’s fifteen minutes of irritating singing and dancing too much if you ask me. But, if you enjoy boring, gangster movies from the 30’s featuring characters named “Lefty”, “Dutch”, and “Fingers”; then The Shadow of Silk Lennox should be right up your alley.