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The Power of the Whistler (1945)

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! See more »


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Passed | See all certifications »
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The third of eight "Whistler" films released by Columbia from 1944 to 1948. See more »

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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 »

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Followed by Voice of the Whistler (1945) See more »

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Amiable amnesia victim
15 July 2001 | by karlpovSee all my reviews

Richard Dix plays...well, that's the secret. He gets hit by a car early on in the movie and gets one of those handy Hollywood cases of amnesia. Shortly after being hit, he's asked by a girl in a restaurant to be allowed to tell his fortune for a lark, to show her friends how it's done. The cards come up bad, and then his amnesia comes to light, causing the amateur fortuneteller to more or less adopt him so she can help him find out who he is. You'll notice that folks trust one another in this flick a lot more than they probably ever did in real life. With the results your parents probably warned you about. Dix, as usual, is great as this befuddled but somehow sinister stranger. This is perhaps the best of the Whistler movies. Warning: Implied violence to cuddly animals!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1945 (USA) See more »

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The Power of the Whistler See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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