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The Mark of the Whistler (1944)

A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a ... See full summary »

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

George Bricker (screen play by), Cornell Woolrich (story by)
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Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Lee Selfridge Nugent
Janis Carter ... Patricia Henley
Porter Hall ... Joe Sorsby
Paul Guilfoyle ... 'Limpy' Smith
John Calvert John Calvert ... Eddie Donnelly
Matt Willis ... Perry Donnelly
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A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a conflict with him over the money in that account. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Radio's Mystery Master in a Thrilling Tale of MURDER!

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Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dormant Account See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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William Castle meets Dostoyevsky
20 May 2004 | by goblinhairedguySee all my reviews

This entry is the best in this above-average series from Columbia. All the stories had intriguing premises and clever twists, but this one even more so, since it was based on an original by Cornell Woolrich, that master of gloom, fate and paranoia. You definitely won't see the last curveball coming. There's a nice element of "Crime and Punishment"-like guilt infiltrating the protagonist's shady exploits, although it's not directly responsible for his downfall. The material is the essence of noir, but Castle filmed it straightforwardly for the most part. In his early days before churning out his gimmicky horror pics, he knew how to add telling little touches and include fascinatingly offbeat characters on the margins. All the same, one can't help thinking that this might have been a low-budget noir masterpiece along the lines of "Blind Spot" or "Fear in the Night" if the style had been more doom-laden and shadowy.


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