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The 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 »

Director:

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 ... Edith Marie Harrison
Mona Barrie ... Linda Vail
Ray Walker ... Joseph Aloysius 'Joe' Conroy
Claire Du Brey ... Laura - Harrison's Servant
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Storyline

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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IT WILL CHILL YOU! (print ad -Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - December 13, 1946 - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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 to September 22, 1955. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

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Put The Blame On Mame
Written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
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Thinking with his Dix
25 May 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

The sixth Whistler movie from Columbia starring Richard Dix. This time Dix plays a real slimeball. He's an artist married to a rich lady with heart problems. Dix has his lusty sights set on gold-digging model Leslie Brooks and can't wait for the wife to kick the bucket. But then wifey's health takes a turn for the better. She ought to know better than that.

A few neat twists & turns as one might expect from this fine series of B films. Dix turns in a good performance as the creepy husband. Leslie Brooks is a knockout as the model all the fuss is about. The supporting cast includes greats like John Hamilton and Byron Foulger. One thing that irked me is the way Brooks' mercenary character is turned into the heroine in the final act. It was a hard sell to me. Altogether, this was a pretty solid B movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Secret of the Whistler See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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