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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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Followed by The Thirteenth Hour (1947) See more »

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A minor miracle
13 November 1999 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Columbia's B pictures were generally the worst of the major studios. It's hard to forgive them for those awful Jungle Jim films and producer Sam Katzman generally had no artistic quality in his product. Maybe his absence explains the relative excellence of the Whistler series, in particular this very early entry in the Psycho Killer stakes. More reminiscent of Val Lewton than Katzman, The Power of the Whistler foreshadowed many Hollywood psychological features of the next half century.


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