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Whispering Smith (1948)

Passed | | Western | 9 December 1948 (USA)
Legendary railroad detective Whispering Smith becomes convinced that old friend and colleague Murray Sinclair has joined a criminal band to loot the railroad.

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Cast

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Murray Sinclair
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Marian Sinclair
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Barney Rebstock
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Bill Dansing
Fay Holden ...
Emmy Dansing
Murvyn Vye ...
Blake Barton
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Whitey Du Sang
John Eldredge ...
George McCloud
Ward Wood ...
Leroy Barton (as Robert Wood)
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Bill Baggs
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Sheriff McSwiggin
Don Barclay ...
Dr. Sawbuck
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Conductor (as Eddy C. Waller)
Ashley Cowan ...
Train Brakeman
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Storyline

Smith as an iron-willed railroad detective. When his friend Murray is fired from the railroad and begins helping Rebstock wreck trains, Smith must go after him. He also seems to have an interest in Murray's wife (and vice versa). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A new Ladd thrills the Old West !

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9 December 1948 (USA)  »

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A Vida Por Um Fio  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 16, 1949 with Alan Ladd reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When Smith shoots his horse, the shadow of the dollying camera can be seen crossing his arm. See more »

Quotes

Murray Sinclair: Barney heard you'd been shot up. He asked after ya.
Bill Dansing: Yeah, he seemed mighty disappointed when he heard you wasn't buried yet.
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Version of Whispering Smith (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish folk song
Lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788
Sung by Demerast, Ladd, and Preston.
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great movie with Preston and Ladd
30 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite movies because it has two of my favorite actors: Alan Ladd and Robert Preston.

These two were co-stars in other movies, but they are both used to their best in this one. Preston plays the friend gone bad and Ladd plays the honest cop who also loves his friend.

Actually, this plot is reminiscent of "The Virginian" which has always been so popular.

The vhs tape is very rare, so if you catch it on TV somewhere, TAPE IT!!


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