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Whistling in the Dark (1933)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  21 January 1933 (USA)
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Ernest Truex ...
Una Merkel ...
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Dillon
John Miljan ...
Charlie
C. Henry Gordon ...
Lombardo
Johnny Hines ...
Slim
Joseph Cawthorn ...
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Marcelle Corday ...
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Genres:

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Release Date:

21 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Scared!  »

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Runtime:

(Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 19 January 1932 and closed in February 1933 after 265 performances. Ernest Truex and Edward Arnold originated their movie roles in the play. The opening night cast also included Claire Trevor in the role of Toby Van Buren. See more »

Quotes

Toby Van Buren: Now come on Wally, get going. Here's everything: paper and pencils, and even rubbers.
Wallace Porter: Darling, do you think that all I have to do is to sit down there and it comes right off the end of the pencil?
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Connections

Remade as Whistling in the Dark (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Yankee Doodle
(ca. 1755) (uncredited)
Traditional music of English origin
Whistled by Ernest Truex
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Somewhat dated but surprisingly good film.
10 March 1999 | by (Herndon, VA) – See all my reviews

This film starts out as a serious drama and then becomes a comedy in parts. In some respects it is dated, but worth watching.


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