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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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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The third of eight "Whistler" films released by Columbia from 1944 to 1948. See more »

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When William (George) and Jean get into the cab after her visit to the book store, a clear shadow of the boom microphone moves across the roof of the cab. See more »

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Follows The Mark of the Whistler (1944) See more »

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surprisingly effective
5 January 2008 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

This 40s b movie boasts mediocre acting, awkward dialog and a fairly ridiculous story, but it all sort of works, generating genuine suspense and moving at a fairly quick pace. The premise is interesting, with an amnesiac helped by a a stranger, but it requires you to accept that a bunch of people think it's a better idea to figure out a stranger's identity by searching his pockets than by seeing a doctor or contacting the police.

One interesting thing about this movie is how trusting everyone is. Some people get into a stranger's car to rest, and when the stranger shows up he offers them a ride. Stuff like that keeps happening throughout the movie. Were people really that trusting back then? If so, the movie suggests it might not be such a good idea.


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