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Whispering Smith Investigates (1952)

Whispering Smith Hits London (original title)
Approved | | Mystery | 20 March 1952 (USA)
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Greta Gynt ...
Louise
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Ford
Rona Anderson ...
Anne
Alan Wheatley ...
Reith
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La Fosse
Reginald Beckwith ...
Manson
Daniel Wherry ...
Dr. Taren
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Reception Clerk
Danny Green ...
Cecil
James Raglan ...
Supt. Meaker
Stuart Nichol ...
Martin
Laurence Naismith ...
Parker
Christine Silver ...
Mrs. Pearson
Vic Wise ...
Maxie
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Richard Carlson mingles with Herbert Lom, Alan Wheatley and Greta Gynt while investigating a murder
6 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Whispering Smith Hits London" or "Whispering Smith Investigates" is quite a good movie, not least because Richard Carlson infuses his character with a mixture of skepticism, slyness, openness, humor, and attraction to the opposite sex. Carlson is a very adept player in mostly b-movies or support in more expensive productions. He always helps to "make" a movie, in other words, make it watchable. His sci-fi efforts are very much appreciated. In this one, he plays detective Smith who is vacationing in London but soon gets drawn into a murder case by Rona Anderson. She suspects that a supposed suicide is actually a murder. Carlson soon encounters a bevy of suspects, played by Herbert Lom, Greta Gynt and Alan Wheatley. You can't go wrong with a cast like this. At the start of this movie, Stanley Baker has 1 or 2 lines as a reporter. His big breakout was a few years hence. I will look at any movie with Greta Gynt if I can get a copy, and she has a significant part here, including a seduction of Carlson. Michael Ward plays a reception clerk. Before this, he was mostly uncredited. He has a patented way of playing such parts, as if he were a servant who is really the master or upper-class, bored, and above it all. The word is supercilious.

There is a bit of noir in this picture, in story, in characters, and occasionally in the scenes, like when Carlson is being pursued through empty streets.

Altogether this is an entertaining picture.


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