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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H.H. Van Buren
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Elizabeth Woods
John Shelton ...
David Courtland
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Norbert (Long Jack)
Willie Best ...
Euclid Brown
Edmund MacDonald ...
Jerry Gilpin
Arthur Hohl ...
Inspector Norris
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Jonathan Flack
Milton Parsons ...
Dr. Walter Bascomb
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Mack Wolf
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Meg (Stella) (as Rene Riano)
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Attorney Mark Gruber
Harry Hayden ...
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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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21 April 1943 (Mexico)  »

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Fantasmas de broma  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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Referenced in Svengoolie: The Time of Their Lives (2016) See more »

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Advancing theories can be hazardous
14 October 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Watching Whispering Ghosts and Milton Berle's scenes with Willie Best I was put in mind of Bob Hope with Willie Best in The Ghostbreakers. It was obvious that 20th Century Fox was trying to turn Berle into their version of Bob Hope with films like these. But super stardom would have wait until television for Milton Berle.

That being said Whispering Ghosts isn't a bad comedy. Berle plays a criminologist who solves mysteries on his radio show. But he's advancing theories of crimes where the principals are long dead. When he offers to solve the mystery of Brenda Joyce's uncle who was murdered and left a buried treasure there a few folks still alive who want said treasure.

Joyce's uncle was a sea captain and he was killed aboard his ship. His will contains the usual cryptic clues as to the whereabouts of the treasure. As is usual a few cast members die before the mystery is solved.

Uncle Miltie has his usual wisecracks, but the funniest is John Carradine all made up in pirate costume telling Berle and Best he was first mate to Joyce's uncle. Carradine looked like he was having a great old time shivering everyone's timbers as a pirate, Rene Riano comes in a close second as Carradine loony sister.

Whispering Ghosts while done on the cheap is still a fun film and a must for Uncle Miltie's fans.


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