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Whistling in Dixie (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Mystery, Crime | December 1942 (USA)
Radio sleuth Wally "The Fox" Benton forgoes his honeymoon to help his wife's old friend solve a murder and hunt for Civil War gold inside a spooky mansion and fort.

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Radio sleuth Wally "the Fox" Benton travels to Georgia with his fiance Carol to be married, and to help Carol's college chum Ellie Mae solve a mystery involving a murdered man, old Fort Dixon and buried treasure. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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fort | murder | brooch | arsenal | fiance | See All (62) »

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"I DOOD IT AGAIN!" (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Mystery | Crime

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Passed | See all certifications »
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December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

'Salapoliisi' hädässä  »

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$388,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film did very well at the box office, earning MGM a profit of $542,000 ($8.1M in 2017) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

Crooked sheriff George Bancroft mentions to crooked D.A. Peter Whitney how they "growed up together." Bancroft was 60 when the film was released, but Whitney was only 26. See more »

Quotes

Wally 'The Fox' Benton: [Looking a beetle-shaped brooch] What I've always wanted... a Japanese beetle!
Carol Lambert: What makes you think it's a Japanese beetle?
Wally 'The Fox' Benton: It's got a yellow belly.
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Follows Whistling in the Dark (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Morning
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from "Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46" (1876)
Music by Edvard Grieg
Variations in the score during the fight
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Watered Down
4 July 2010 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

Gosh. The first film in this series had some rather amazing construction. It was a show about a show that had an anti-show: a radio broadcaster who did fictional mysteries, did a real one by broadcasting backwards through the radio! Red was along to do some facial gags and they added some value.

Based on the success of that, we have this. A whole new crew was involved, including no one from the seven (!) original writers. Red and his lover find themselves in the deep south and involved with a Confederate treasure. The only reason for the construction was so that MGM could use its new water set. Was this the first movie that had a closed room filling with water? Broke pipe, you know, and the trapped folks pouring out when the door was opened?

It could be.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.


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