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Whistle Stop (1946)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 25 January 1946 (USA)
When beautiful Mary returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.

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(as Leonide Moguy)

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Beautiful Mary returns to her small hometown after many years from Chicago wearing a mink coat and carrying an expensive cigarette case. Her arrival causes long standing enmities to surface between two of her old boyfriends, Kenny Veech, a loafing gambler, and debonair Lew Lentz, owner of a local nightclub. Their deep-seated animosity repeatedly results in antagonism and fights as they compete for Mary's affections. Kenny's friend Gitlo, a bartender in Lentz' club, enlists Kenny in an aborted plan to rob Lentz of $15,000 in profits from sponsoring a local carnival. Lentz retaliates by framing both men for murder. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Angeloi kai daimones  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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At the beginning of the film Ava Gardner gets off a train and goes to a house. She enters the front door and slams the door behind her with enough force to latch it. However, the door does not latch and bounces open a few inches. See more »

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Kenny Veech: You haven't won a pot all night, Barker.
Mr. Barker: The cards are against me.
Kenny Veech: I don't know, you did pretty good when you brought your own deck.
Mr. Barker: You're not doin' so good yourself, with cards or anything else!
Kenny Veech: Meanin' what?
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She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
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Victor McLaghlin steals film from Gardner, Raft
18 July 2000 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Returning from Chicago swathed in fur, small-town gal Ava Gardner precipitates a crisis for ne'er-do-well George Raft, who stayed behind to moulder. Gardner hadn't yet reached the apex of her insolent sexuality (she looks close to plain in some scenes), and Raft plays, what else, George Raft. Whistle Stop is no masterpiece, but it intermittently sparks into life, generally when Victor McLaghlin shows up, trying to lure Raft into a murderous scheme or taking revenge on his sneering boss. The Madacy video of this movie is recorded at cheap EP speed taken from a scratchy print (standard practice for the firm). But then this movie isn't worth more than the three or four bucks it takes to pick up a copy.


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