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The Whip Hand (1951)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  1 October 1951 (USA)
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Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake, near a ghost-town, where all the fish have mysteriously died. None of the locals ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carla Balenda ...
Janet Keller
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Matt Corbin
Edgar Barrier ...
Dr. Edward Keller
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Steve Loomis
Otto Waldis ...
Dr. Wilhelm Bucholtz
Michael Steele ...
Chick
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Molly Loomis
Peter Brocco ...
Nate Garr
Lewis Martin ...
Peterson
Frank Darien ...
Luther Adams
Olive Carey ...
Mabel Turner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bobby Watson ...
Adolf Hitler (scenes deleted)
William Yetter Jr. ...
German Sergeant (scenes deleted)
William Yetter Sr. ...
German Llieutenant (scenes deleted)
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Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake, near a ghost-town, where all the fish have mysteriously died. None of the locals care to talk about it but he learns that a group of former-Nazi's-turned-communist have purchased a lodge on an island, in the middle of the fish-killing lake, and have built some kind of laboratory. Never one to pass up a chance to sell a story to a magazine, Matt decides to investigate. His only ally is Janet Keller, the sister of the local doctor who has been caught up into whatever those Commie-Nazis are up to out there in their laboratory on an island lake. What they are up to, with Soviet financing, is the development of diseases to use in bacteriological warfare against the United States of America, starting in Minnesota. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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This film was originally shot with the bad guys conducting the germ warfare experiments as Nazis (which is why many of the characters have German names). However, producer Howard Hughes had a change of heart and decided that Communists were more of a menace than crazed Nazi scientists (it was also the height of the McCarthy "Red Scare" era) and ordered extensive re-shooting, with the villains now becoming former Nazis but current Communists. See more »

Goofs

When the Soviet officer is delivering his lecture in the opening sequence in the Kremlin,, the wall map showing North America is of course written in Russian. However, the map shows Mexico written (transliterated from Cyrillic) as 'MEKSIKO", when in fact, in Russian the country's name is rendered 'MEKSIKA", ending with an "a". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Matt Corbin: Guess I'm a little lost. I thought this was the road to Winnoga.
Guard: Back a mile and take the other fork.
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Corny but entertaining anti-commie film
27 May 2001 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This film was, obviously, made during the era when communists were considered to be the major threat to the security of the USA. If the viewer watches the film strictly to indulge in approximately 85 minutes of escapism it can provide some low key entertainment. The story moves pretty fast and never bogs down with any over-emphasis on character development or plot.

I had never seen this film prior to my viewing it on Turner Classic Movies. I was pleasantly surprised by the performance of Elliott Reed. I have seen him in several movies and, in all of the others, he portrays, basically, the same type of character, that is, a slightly officious mid level executive, a spurned suitor, etc. I really enjoyed seeing him, in this film, actually portray a romantic, leading man hero, type of character. Yes, this film is strictly fluff. But, it can provide enjoyment and, IMHO, is notable, for the casting of Mr. Reed as the "star".


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