A man, despondent over the death of his wife, wants to commit suicide but can't bring himself to do it. He hires a man to hire a professional killer to do the job. However, he soon finds out that his wife isn't really dead - but the man he paid to hire the hitman is, and he has no idea who the man hired or how to get him to call off the hit.
"I Am the Mastery of Mystery! You Cannot Hide. You Can Never Escape...For Wherever You Go, I Will Walk Beside You!" (original window card)
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Did You Know?
The signature whistling at the beginning of all The Whistler movies was provided by Dorothy Roberts, backed by the theme's composer Wilbur Hatch and his orchestra. See more
While the killer is lying on the bed perusing his book on Fear of Death, a cigarette suddenly appears in his mouth. See more
The Bum in the Next Bed
Rats in this place as big as beavers. They won't hurt ya... but you're liable to trip over them in the dark.
Referenced in Book Revue