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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 »

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William Castle

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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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1944 (USA) See more »

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Dormant Account See more »

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Larry Darmour Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Another Whistler film from Castle & Dix
15 May 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Second in Columbia's Whistler series starring Richard Dix and directed by William Castle. In each movie, Dix played a different character in a film noir mystery thriller. This time around he plays a bum who tries his hand at identity theft to claim some money that belongs to someone sharing the same name as him. Good support from Porter Hall and Paul Guilfoyle. Dix is solid as our lantern-jawed "hero." Some nice twists & turns in this one. Castle does a fine job building suspense with scenes like when Dix is sitting in the bank, growing uncomfortable with everyone staring at him. I was on the edge of my seat about what's going to happen to this guy for awhile. Is he going to get away with it? Do I want him to get away with it? My only real complaint is the sucky ending, undoubtedly tacked-on because of the Production Code. Still, it's a pretty good B picture that kept my interest throughout.


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