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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
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The railhead town site was constructed on the Paramount lot adjacent to the neighboring RKO Pictures studio. It became the basis for what would go on to become Paramount's famous western town set as seen in TV's Bonanza (1959) and numerous other TV shows and movies. Prior to 1948, Paramount didn't have a western set on its studio lot. A short line of track was laid down that allowed a working period locomotive to pull into town. See more »
Just after 23 minutes into the film, Whispering Smith is given a harmonica, the box of which he drops to the ground, only to have it immediately reappear in his hand. See more »
[to Murray giving instructions for the upsoming shootout]
One man behind the rock is worth three in the open.
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Entertaining, lively and nice western with Alan Ladd.
The Barton's gang is causing problems with its attacks on railroad trains, and Luke "Whispering Smith" (Alan Ladd), is an agent of the railroad to thwart the gang of train robbers, while demonstrating that his best friend "Murray" (Robert Preston) is not involved in the crimes of these criminals.
"Whispering Smith" is a Western with a predictable script being no less entertaining. "Luke" has several encounters with criminals than even getting shot, recover with amazing speed. "Luke" in these battles is the fastest, the most handsome, the kindest, and who makes the best laid plans ... very common in many films of this genre. He between shootings still has time for romance, forming a conflict love triangle with Robert Preston (The Music Man) or (Victor Victoria), as the old friend who "Luke" has great faith, and Brenda Marshall, the girl, and wife of Preston's character good girl, though not a great beauty.
This is the best contribution as director Leslie Fenton, an actor with a long career as bit actor.
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