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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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Dillon
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Barfuss
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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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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 January 1933 (USA)  »

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Scared!  »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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

The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
Whistled by Johnny Hines
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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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