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The Power of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | | Film-Noir, 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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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 »

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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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Follows The Mark of the Whistler (1944) See more »

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Pretty good
9 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jean Lang (Janis Carter) reads the Tarot cards for a man (Richard Dix) she sees sitting at a nightclub. The Death card (ace of spades) comes up twice. She goes to warn him and finds out he's got amnesia and can't remember who he is or how he got there. She searches through his wallet and finds various names and addresses which they visit to try to piece together who he is.

Fast-paced and VERY atmospheric (especially at the end) thriller. Just simply a good tight B picture that you can watch and kill time for about 70 minutes. The acting is good too--Carter is very good and even Dix (who I never liked) is pretty OK. This is worth watching just for the thunder and lightning final sequence--it really does work on you. My only complaint is the rather abrupt ending. It's very amusing to see how people in the movie readily help a total stranger without a care! How times have changed. Worth catching.


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