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Whipsaw (1935)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 18 December 1935 (USA)
Hoping to nab a gang of jewel thieves, a government agent poses as a crook and travels across the country with a female thief.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Howard Emmett Rogers (screen play), James Edward Grant (from the story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Myrna Loy ... Vivian Palmer
Spencer Tracy ... Ross McBride
Harvey Stephens ... Ed Dexter
William Harrigan ... 'Doc' Evans
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... Harry Ames
Robert Gleckler ... Steve Arnold
Robert Warwick ... Robert W. Wadsworth
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Monetta (as George Renevent)
Paul Stanton ... Chief Hughes
Wade Boteler ... Humphries
Don Rowan Don Rowan ... Curley
John Qualen ... Will Dabson
Irene Franklin ... Mme. Marie
Lillian Leighton ... Aunt Jane
J. Anthony Hughes ... Bailey
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Storyline

Vivian, Ed and Harry steal jewels in Paris. In New York government agent McBride accompanies Vivian riding across the country with the loot. She falls in love with him and gives up crime; he finds the stash and arrests her. Rival crooks Doc and Steve, who had already stolen the stolen jewels once, attempt to take them once again. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Here She is at Last!...Laughing, Loving, Wise-Cracking Again as She Kisses a Stranger and Romps Away on the Merriest, Maddest Romantic Adventure You've Ever Seen!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Unexpected Bride See more »

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Budget:

$238,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Friday 6 December 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelphia Wednesday 5 February 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6); in New York City it first aired 31 February 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in San Francisco 29 March 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

The doctor shows up at the remote farmhouse carrying just the typical doctor's bag. However, after the birth, both Vivian and the doctor appear wearing surgical caps and full-length gowns. See more »

Quotes

Ross 'Mac' McBride aka Danny Ross Ackerman: Will you quit worrying about those guys? You'd think you were traveling with a cripple or an interior decorator!
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) See more »

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Star Power Can't Overcome Contrived Plot
11 January 2001 | by Sleepy-17See all my reviews

There are some good scenes but in general there's a forced contrivance to the playing, and the action scenes are amateurish. The plot of jewel thieves is preposterous and annoyingly depicted. Tracy and Loy are good as always but not enough to overcome a general feeling of lifelessness. However, John Qualen appears about 2/3 through and adds a spark by breathing life into the country-farmer cliche.


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