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Whispering City (1947)

When a nagging wife commits suicide, her husband is threatened with a murder frame by his lawyer, unless he kills a certain female reporter for him.

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Fyodor Otsep (as Fedor Ozep)

Writers:

Rian James (screenplay), Leonard Lee (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helmut Dantine ... Michel Lacoste
Mary Anderson ... Mary Roberts
Paul Lukas ... Albert Frédéric
John Pratt John Pratt ... Mr. Durant
Joy Lafleur Joy Lafleur ... Blanche Lacoste
George Alexander George Alexander ... Police Inspector
Arthur Lefebvre Arthur Lefebvre ... Sleigh Driver
Mimi D'Estée Mimi D'Estée ... Renée Brancourt
Henri Poitras Henri Poitras ... Assistant Police Inspector
R.J. Jarvis R.J. Jarvis ... John
Louis-Philippe Hébert Louis-Philippe Hébert ... Hotel Clerk
Albert Cloutier Albert Cloutier ... Waiter
Palmieri Palmieri ... Archivist
Ovila Légaré ... Detective
Neil O'Keefe Neil O'Keefe ... Messenger
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Storyline

A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Fear was in his heart! Hatred burned her soul! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 November 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime City See more »

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Québec Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Hotel Clerk: [after Mary asks the desk clerk to ring for M. Lacoste, he shouts up the stairs for him, turns to Mary and says, sarcastically] "No - it's not the Ritz".
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Connections

Alternate-language version of The Fortress (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

Quebec Concerto
Composed by André Mathieu
Performed by Neil Chotem
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Love and death accompanied by a romantic piano concerto in Quebec
26 April 2017 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

Intriguing thriller in Quebec involving all kinds of suspense tricks including old murders and new, fake murders and phantoms, haunting memories and romance, suicide and a poor brilliant pianist working on his debut under the terror of his intolerably intolerant wife. The intrigue is difficult to follow as it develops all the time with surprising turns into upside down turbulence, but it nevertheless sticks together and adds up in the end. If you regard the piano concerto ('the Quebec concerto') as the hub around which everything evolves, you'll find it a rather masterful composition of intrigue, cinematography and music - in brief, nothing is actually missing in this intricately spiced stew of a very complicated but exotic repast. It's even worth watching again for enjoying the details.


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