MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 80,512 this week

The Secret of the Whistler (1946)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  7 November 1946 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 202 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 4 critic

An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money. His wife discovers the affair and threatens to cut him out of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 9985 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 7012 titles
created 09 Mar 2013
 
a list of 134 titles
created 21 Sep 2013
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
a list of 552 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Secret of the Whistler (1946)

The Secret of the Whistler (1946) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Secret of the Whistler.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An upper-crust artist hires a 'party girl' as a model; romance follows.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ralph Graves, Lowell Sherman
Tight Spot (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Karlson
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An American gangster is exiled from the United States for criminal activity and is sent back to the Greek island where he was born. Once on the island, he is watched by a corrupt local ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Yul Brynner, Mitzi Gaynor, Noel Coward
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young man joins the Marines during WWII but fails to meet qualifications so is washed out and sent home in a light blue uniform which apparently indicates his status. He meets a real war ... See full summary »

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, Glynnis O'Connor, Katherine Helmond
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Nils Asther, Toshia Mori
Shopworn (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey, Zasu Pitts
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Complicated plot involving missing stamp collection and kidnapped businessman, with the Lone Wolf keeping one step ahead of the police in Havana trying to solve the crime and make a profit.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Warren William, Frances Robinson, Bruce Bennett
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A hardworking secretary for a rich woman finds herself engaged to the woman's son and accused of a murder she didn't commit. Lanyard, the Lone Wolf, and Jamison set out to find the real killer.

Director: Sidney Salkow
Stars: Warren William, Eric Blore, Jean Muir
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Ordway looks into death of man whose first 2 wives were murdered.

Director: George Sherman
Stars: Warner Baxter, Hillary Brooke, Jerome Cowan
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An opera manager tries to woo a contract-breaking soprano into performing in Buenos Aires.

Director: Edward H. Griffith
Stars: Grace Moore, Melvyn Douglas, Helen Westley
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Pat O'Brien, George Murphy, Carole Landis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The 4th film of the Columbia series based on the CBS radio program, "The Whistler", finds wealthy John Sinclair, with no health or friends, being advised by his doctor to take a long ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle
Stars: Richard Dix, Lynn Merrick, Rhys Williams
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Leslie Brooks ...
Michael Duane ...
Jim Calhoun
Mary Currier ...
Edith Marie Harrison
Mona Barrie ...
Linda Vail
Ray Walker ...
Joseph Aloysius 'Joe' Conroy
Claire Du Brey ...
Laura - Harrison's Servant
Edit

Storyline

An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money. His wife discovers the affair and threatens to cut him out of her will. In order to be able to keep both the wife's money and his girlfriend, he begins to secretly poison his wife - but events take a surprising turn after she eventually dies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

artist | poison | model | diary | blackmail | See All (53) »

Taglines:

HIS WIFE TOLD HIM..."YOU'LL LOVE ANOTHER WOMAN ONLY OVER MY DEAD BODY"...SO HE DID! (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 November 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Página Denunciadora  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Put The Blame On Mame
by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
excellent entry in "Whistler" mystery series
29 August 2004 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

This was the second to last film Richard Dix made in the Whistler series. The mysterious Whistler is seen as a shadow and heard in

voice-over narration, but the "star" of the films is Richard Dix, who plays a different role in each--some heroic, some cowardly, some honorable, some not so honorable. This must have been satisfying to Dix, since it gave him regular work AND allowed him to show his talent in a wide variety of roles. This particular entry gives Dix a complex role, as an artist married to a rich woman whose financial support allows him to continue his work. The plot is more complex than the synopsis suggests, and there are a number of twists and turns throughout, giving the film the feel of an episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. The "femme fatale" in this film is played by Leslie Brooks, who took this kind of role even further in the great BLONDE ICE two years later. Director George Sherman did a lot of exciting films at Republic prior to this film at Columbia, including many entries in the Three Mesquiteers series, and went on to do many more films, including episodes of such classic TV shows as Rawhide and Naked City. The centerpiece of the film, though, is Richard Dix, an actor of great presence (it's fair to say that Gary Cooper was influenced by Dix)and subtlety. SECRET OF THE WHISTLER would be a good introduction to this series, and it should appeal to any fan of INNER SANCTUM, THRILLER, ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS, etc. Most of the other films in the series are worth checking out also. Perhaps sometime in the future Columbia could do a DVD boxset of the Whistler films the way Universal is doing the Francis and Ma&Pa Kettle films? And after that, perhaps they could reissue the Boston Blackie films?


11 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Whistler series Rtk725
Laura - was she an avenging angel?? calvinnme
Discuss The Secret of the Whistler (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?