The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen all coiled up in a ... See full summary »

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Nora Nicholson ...
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Jack Rodney ...
Mr. Noonan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hugh Ali ...
The Indian man #2
Madeleine Christie ...
Almoner
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The girl upstairs
Michael Forrest ...
Jack Fish
Murray Gilmore ...
Mr. Strachan
Gladys Henson ...
Woman patient
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Douglas Livingstone ...
Young Constable
Leo Maguire ...
Pat Noonan
Gerald McAllister ...
Barman
Kenneth McClellan ...
Clerk
Gwen Nelson ...
Mrs Noonan
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The title refers to the creatures a very poor addled old lady imagines in her paranoid fantasies. They lurk behind every drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet. They listen all coiled up in a silent radio. The old lady is on to all their tricks, and she tells them so repeatedly. She reports them regularly to the police who scoff at her behind her back. The whisperers, however, are only part of her fantasy life. She imagines also that she is a daughter of aristocracy, an heiress waiting for her money to arrive so that she can pay back the nice gentleman at the Welfare Board. Her routine is shattered irrevocably by the return of her thieving son and vagrant husband, a brief fling with stolen money ending dismally in the gutter where the poor prey on the poor. Written by alfiehitchie

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5 December 1961 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Remade as The Whisperers (1967) See more »

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