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Whispering City (1947)

 -  Drama  -  20 November 1947 (USA)
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When a nagging wife commits suicide, her husband is threatened with a murder frame by his lawyer, unless he kills a certain female reporter for him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Dantine ...
Michel Lacoste
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Albert Frédéric
John Pratt ...
Mr. Durant
Joy Lafleur ...
Blanche Lacoste
George Alexander ...
Police Inspector
Arthur Lefebvre ...
Sleigh Driver
Mimi D'Estée ...
Renée Brancourt
Henri Poitras ...
Assistant Police Inspector
R.J. Jarvis ...
John
Louis-Philippe Hébert ...
Hotel Clerk
Albert Cloutier ...
Waiter
Palmieri ...
Archivist
Ovila Légaré ...
Detective
Neil O'Keefe ...
Messenger
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Storyline

A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Fear was in his heart! Hatred burned her soul!

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Drama

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Release Date:

20 November 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crime City  »

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Hotel Clerk: After Mary asks the desk clerk to ring for M. Lacoste, he shouts up the stairs for him, turns to Mary and says, sarcastically, No - it's not the Ritz.
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Dandy entertainment--though the plot is a bit overly complicated.
22 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"Whispering City" is an Eagle-Lion production that was made in Quebec. It's the story of an evil lawyer (dare I be redundant?) who is also quite mentally imbalanced. One of his supposed friends and clients is in trouble--his wife is also very imbalanced and has been making accusations that the husband has been trying to kill her. But the husband is innocent--and his life has been hell due to this crazy lady's erratic behaviors and hateful disposition. He goes to this lawyer to talk about this--not knowing that the lawyer (Paul Lukas) has an incredibly evil plan. And, when the unstable wife kills herself, the lawyer hides all the evidence that would exonerate the husband and makes the man think perhaps he DID kill his wife! Then, the lawyer springs his trap--he announces that he will get his 'friend' acquitted--provided the friend first murder someone for him! Can this innocent man be driven to kill? And, does he even realize he's not guilty, as the lawyer got him very drunk and has been trying to convince him that he really has already killed? And, if the innocent man goes to the authorities, what will happen? After all, the evidence does point to him being guilty.

Despite having an overly complicated plot (and I've omitted a lot of it in the above paragraph), this is a dandy thriller. Despite its humble origins, the film is very well acted, tense and exciting. However, it's very likely you won't find it unless you download it for free at archive.org, as the film is quite obscure and in the public domain.


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