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Whistling in the Dark (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 21 January 1933 (USA)
A mystery writer and his sweetheart are held hostage by a fugitive gangster, who hopes to get writer's help in devising the "perfect crime"

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Cast

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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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Storyline

A mystery writer and his sweetheart are held hostage by a fugitive gangster, who hopes to get writer's help in devising the "perfect crime"

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production number 644. 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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