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Whistling in the Dark (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy | Mystery  -  8 August 1941 (USA)
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Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.

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Virginia Grey ...
'Fran' Post
Rags Ragland ...
Sylvester (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Henry O'Neill ...
Philip Post
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'Buzz' Baker
Paul Stanton ...
Jennings
Donald Douglas ...
Gordon Thomas (as Don Douglas)
Don Costello ...
'Noose' Green
William Tannen ...
Robert Graves
Reed Hadley ...
Beau Smith
Mariska Aldrich ...
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Harvey Upshaw
George M. Carleton ...
Deputy Commissioner O'Neill (as George Carleton)
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The operators of 'Silver Haven', a cultish group bilking gullible rich people out of money, is set to inherit a large sum after the deceased woman's heir also dies. Leader Joesph Jones decides to hurry the process along and kidnaps Wally Benton, his fiance and a friend to further this goal. Wally is "The Fox", a radio sleuth who solves murders on the air. Jones wants him to devise a perfect murder and isn't above killing others sloppily along the way to get his foolproof murder plot. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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murder | fiance | radio | murder plot | heir | See more »

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WE'VE ROLLED OUT THE WELCOME MAT FOR 1941'S KING OF FUN! See more »

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Comedy | Mystery

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Passed | See all certifications »
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8 August 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herdeiro em Apuros  »

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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 had 265 performances. The opening night cast included Edward Arnold, Claire Trevor, Ernest Truex and Arthur Vinton. See more »

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Wally 'The Fox' Benton: I've got cold spines running up and down my chills.
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MGM/WARNER DVD (??) ~ Might as well be "Whistling in the Wind!!"
4 January 2005 | by (Fort Lauderdale, FL) – See all my reviews

If WARNER/MGM had their way (of which they DO!)....we will NOT LIKELY ever see these 3 Classic RED SKELTON "Whistling" series comedies on DVD! RED SKELTON stars as Wally Benton, THE FOX ("OOOOOOO!"), a Radio star detective in WHISTLING IN THE DARK, WHISTLING IN DIXIE and WHISTLING IN BRROKLYN. I purchased the VHS copies of these great films quite a few years back (before DVD's) ~ they are definitely 'keepers'! Again, I pass on the film commentaries, because the IMDb reviewers are on target with these flix. What always concerns me is the PUSH needed for someone to read these reviews (from the Production offices of WARNER/MGM)...."HELLO!"....and realize that Classic film fans and consumers WANT (and DEMAND) these films be made available for DVD! And this goes for you other clowns at FOX, COLUMBIA, UNIVERSAL, or whatever corporate names you have absorbed (MCA, SONY, RCA, etc). Pay attention to your fans and show us the respect we deserve by producing MORE quality Classic films!!!!!!! As to quote STAN LEE, "Nuff Said!"


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