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The Power of the Whistler (1945)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Thriller | 19 April 1945 (USA)
A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

Director:

Lew Landers

Writer:

Aubrey Wisberg (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Dix ... William Everest
Janis Carter ... Jean Lang
Jeff Donnell ... Francie
Loren Tindall ... Charlie Kent
Tala Birell ... Constantina Ivaneska
John Abbott ... Kasper Andropolos, Bookshop Owner
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A woman uses a deck of cards to predict death within 24 hours for a stranger sitting at a bar, then tries to help him remember who he is based on items in his pockets.

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Radio's Mystery Man Will Hold YOU Spellbound!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alma Satânica See more »

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Larry Darmour Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film series is based on the radio program "The Whistler" that aired on the CBS radio network from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955. See more »

Goofs

Everest tells Jean that the train to Woodville leaves at 6:00 and arrives at 8:10. But later in the film, The Whistler says it leaves at 6:10 and arrives at 8:00. See more »

Connections

Followed by Secret of the Whistler (1946) See more »

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The Radio Classic from the 1940's
5 November 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

My father told me about the Whistler Series that ran on the Radio years ago in the 1940's and Richard Dix starred in this series. This film was directed by Lew Landers, a famous director who created many mystery films and especially this film which will keep you trying to figure out just what William Everest (Richard Dix) was after he received a bad blow to his head from a car running into him and he lost his memory and amnesia occurred. William Everest stops in for a drink at a bar and a young pretty blonde named Jean Lang,(Janis Carter) is playing with cards that a fortune teller would use and finds out that this man at the bar has about twenty-four hours to live and will probably die. There are many twists and turns in this dark mysterious film from the 1940's and there is a very dark side to William Everest and he always seems to attract the very pretty women. Enjoy.


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