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The Power of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | | Thriller | 19 April 1945 (USA)
A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

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William Everest
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Jean Lang
Jeff Donnell ...
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Loren Tindall ...
Charlie Kent
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Constantina Ivaneska
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Kasper Andropolos, Bookshop Owner
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A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

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Radio's Mystery Man Will Hold YOU Spellbound!

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The signature whistling at the beginning of each of the Whistler movies was provided by Dorothy Roberts, backed by the theme's composer Wilbur Hatch and his orchestra. See more »

Goofs

Everest tells Jean that the train to Woodville leaves at 6:00 and arrives at 8:10. But later in the film, The Whistler says it leaves at 6:10 and arrives at 8:00. See more »

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Followed by The Secret of the Whistler (1946) See more »

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The Radio Classic from the 1940's
5 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My father told me about the Whistler Series that ran on the Radio years ago in the 1940's and Richard Dix starred in this series. This film was directed by Lew Landers, a famous director who created many mystery films and especially this film which will keep you trying to figure out just what William Everest (Richard Dix) was after he received a bad blow to his head from a car running into him and he lost his memory and amnesia occurred. William Everest stops in for a drink at a bar and a young pretty blonde named Jean Lang,(Janis Carter) is playing with cards that a fortune teller would use and finds out that this man at the bar has about twenty-four hours to live and will probably die. There are many twists and turns in this dark mysterious film from the 1940's and there is a very dark side to William Everest and he always seems to attract the very pretty women. Enjoy.


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