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Release Date:
20 November 1947 (USA) See more »
Fear was in his heart! Hatred burned her soul! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Great noir atmosphere and city setting See more (10 total) »


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Helmut Dantine ... Michel Lacoste

Mary Anderson ... Mary Roberts

Paul Lukas ... 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
Germaine Lemyre ... Messenger Girl
Lucie Poitras ... Nurse
Réjeanne Desrameaux ... Ursuline Nun (as Réjane Desrameaux)
Blanche Gauthier ... Concierge
Teddy Burns Goulet ... Stage Manager (as Teddy Burns-Goulet)
Neil Chotem ... Himself (Pianist)
Jean Deslauriers ... Jean Deslauriers
Guy Dugas ... Secretary

J. Léo Gagnon ... Butler
Rolland D'Amour ... Policeman (as Roland D'Amour)
Jean Vezina ... Lawyer

Jean Lajeunesse ... Reporter
Gordon Jones ... Reporter

Directed by
Fyodor Otsep  (as Fedor Ozep)
Writing credits
Rian James (screenplay) and
Leonard Lee (screenplay)

George Zuckerman (from an original story by) and
Michael Lennox (from an original story by)

Gina Kaus (additional dialogue) &
Hugh Kemp (additional dialogue) &
Sydney Banks (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Paul L'Anglais .... executive producer
George Marton .... producer
Roger Woog .... associate producer
Original Music by
Morris C. Davis 
Cinematography by
Guy Roe (director of photography)
William O. Steiner (photographed by) (as William Steiner)
Film Editing by
W.L. Bagier  (as Douglas Bagier)
Richard J. Jarvis 
Art Direction by
William Koessler 
Set Decoration by
Hans Berenos 
Dan Doran 
Makeup Department
Otto Lederer .... makeup artist
Max Lemenu .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director
Art Department
Jean Damphousse .... associate art director
Sound Department
Marc Audet .... sound effects
Edward Fenton .... sound
Marcel Giguère .... sound effects
Special Effects by
Nat Sobel .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Quick .... photographer: second unit
Harry Sundby .... lighting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helen A. Myron .... wardrobe: Miss Anderson
Editorial Department
Leonard Anderson .... supervising film editor
Music Department
Neil Chotem .... musician: piano "Quebec Concerto"
Jean Deslauriers .... musical arranger
Jean Deslauriers .... musical director
André Mathieu .... composer: "Quebec Concerto"
Jack Shaindlin .... musical supervisor
Other crew
John Pratt .... dialogue director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Crime City" - USA (reissue title)
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USA:98 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Did You Know?

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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Alternate language version of The Fortress (1947)See more »
Quebec ConcertoSee more »


Why is this movie title in Greek on this website? The official title is "The Whispering City". If anything the title should be in French but certainly NOT in Greek
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Great noir atmosphere and city setting, 25 March 2007
Author: AlanSquier from United States

This is a very good Canadian film. On the face of it, one would expect a strictly routine lady reporter investigating some unusual doings, but it's much more than that. I won't spoil the intricate plot, but it does take concentration to follow. Paul Lukas is, of course, his usual magnificent self The camera work is especially good and the backdrop of a city that most Americans didn't see very much of on the screen is quite good. The classical tone set by Helmut Dantine's character's composition, The Quebec Concerto, is very impressive.

One realizes who the villain is from his first appearance and yet the movie achieves not quite Hitchcockian suspense by the end. This is indeed an unjustly overlooked film.

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