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Whispering Ghosts (1942)

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An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.



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Cast overview:
H.H. Van Buren
Brenda Joyce ...
Elizabeth Woods
John Shelton ...
David Courtland
Norbert (Long Jack)
Willie Best ...
Euclid Brown
Edmund MacDonald ...
Jerry Gilpin
Arthur Hohl ...
Inspector Norris
Grady Sutton ...
Jonathan Flack
Milton Parsons ...
Dr. Walter Bascomb
Abner Biberman ...
Mack Wolf
Renie Riano ...
Meg (Stella) (as Rene Riano)
Attorney Mark Gruber
Harry Hayden ...


An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.

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Release Date:

21 April 1943 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Fantasmas de broma  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the closing credits Willie Best's character name is listed as 'Euclid White,' but in his very first scene he announces his name as 'Euclid Brown.' See more »

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Whispering Ghosts is a partly amusing Milton Berle vehicle
18 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is my second consecutive review of a movie starring a comedian who'd eventually become a bigger success on a new phenomenon called television several years later. Milton Berle made one of his few starring features during the '40s in a vehicle which would have been suitable for Bob Hope or Red Skelton-except he seems to play the role mostly straight with whatever wisecracks only intermittently funny. Still, this was a pretty intriguing mystery he did and there's still some pleasures like some of his banter with Willie Best as his servant as well as a player from my favorite movie-It's a Wonderful LIfe-in this case, Charles Halton, appearing in an early scene. Actually, there are also some nice visually chilling and occasionally funny touches to recommend as well. I was surprised to see someone else other than Berle dressed in drag here. Oh, and seeing John Carradine was also a hoot to see! So on that note, Whispering Ghosts is worth a look for any Berle completists out there.

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