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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 ...
Barfuss
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Joe
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Herman
Marcelle Corday ...
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Release Date:

21 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Scared!  »

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(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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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

Mr. Van Buren: What have you been doing to my daughter?
Toby Van Buren: Practically everything.
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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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Couple gets caught up in crook's scheme
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Wally (a crime writer) and Toby (his bride to be) are out for a drive, and break down in front of a house where big time crook (Jake Dillon, played by E. Arnold) and his cronies are planning evil deeds. The author talks and talks, insulting the "gang" more and more with each sentence. He gets caught up in Dillon's schemes, and tries to figure a way out. Strong leading roles by Ernest Truex and the pro Una Merkel. Directed by Elliott Nugent, who had directed a couple of Bob Hopers.... so he should know a thing or two about making movies. Viewers will recognize "Joe", Olympic athlete turned actor Nat Pendleton, who frequently played the mug. Good, entertaining fun. The story must have something to it, since it has been remade as film and TV shows several times.


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