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Secret of the Whistler (1946)

An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money. His wife discovers the affair and threatens to cut him out of ... See full summary »

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George Sherman

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (original screenplay), Raymond L. Schrock (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Ralph Harrison
Leslie Brooks ... Kay Morrell
Michael Duane ... Jim Calhoun
Mary Currier Mary Currier ... Edith Marie Harrison
Mona Barrie ... Linda Vail
Ray Walker ... Joseph Aloysius 'Joe' Conroy
Claire Du Brey ... Laura - Harrison's Servant
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An artist married to a wealthy but ill woman begins an affair with one of his models, who is after him solely for his money. His wife discovers the affair and threatens to cut him out of her will. In order to be able to keep both the wife's money and his girlfriend, he begins to secretly poison his wife - but events take a surprising turn after she eventually dies. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HIS WIFE TOLD HIM..."YOU'LL LOVE ANOTHER WOMAN ONLY OVER MY DEAD BODY"...SO HE DID! (original ad - all caps)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Página Denunciadora See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This is the penultimate film of Richard Dix, being 99th out of the 100 he made. See more »

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After Harrison's servant discovers Mrs Harrison lying on the floor, using the bedroom phone tells Loring she hangs up and then calls the doctor. But, the phone downstairs that she originally answered when Loring called is still off the hook and therefore she would not be able to make the call. See more »

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One of the Best
25 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Secret of the Whistler, The (1946)

*** (out of 4) T

he sixth film in Columbia's series and the last to feature Richard Dix. In the film Dix plays an artist who begins dating a younger woman (Leslie Brooks) while waiting for his wife to die. After the wife dies he marries the younger woman but soon she starts to fear that he might have killed the first wife. This is another good entry in the series that manages to build some nice suspense with its very entertaining story and another fine performance by Dix. Not only is Dix very good in his role but the supporting cast is great as well. Brooks turns in a very good performance as the woman who begins to suspect the worst. Michael Duane and Mary Currier co-star as a newspaper man and Dix's first wife. The story goes by at a very fast pace and there's some nice twists and turns along the way. The film focuses on a psychological horror aspect, which is where the suspense comes from.


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