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The Mark of the Whistler, Movie, 1944 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Legado Perigoso (Brazil)
  • Das Zeichen des Whistler (Germany)
  • Falsa Identidade (Portugal)
  • The Marked Man (United Kingdom)

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DidierF FR

2015-12-18 14:57

Lazy me who quote this en.wiki page of the movie.

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Quote The Mark of the Whistler is a 1944 American mystery film noir based on the radio drama The Whistler. Directed by William Castle, the production features Richard Dix, Porter Hall and Janis Carter. It is the second of Columbia Pictures' eight "Whistler" films produced in the 1940s, all but the last starring Dix.

Well, that's not bad, and even a bit better than a good, say, Kraft Suspense Theatre episode. I compare with TV for its "radio origin" seems to formate the movie as a pre-TV feature (frames, studio work and the short duration, all contribute to this feeling in retrospect).

Richard Dix (who is playing a different part in each of the seven of the "Whistlers" he made) is good, slow and weary:

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… and Janis Carter, though with brief screen time, is cute and sparky:

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(We'll see her later in her career in the interesting I Love Trouble.)

There is also Paul Guilfoyle (Limpy) and John Calvert (Eddie Donnelly), this one not above the most cliché-ed villains.

In no way great, but rather entertaining.

Now, about the copy and the pics I inflected you. Well… the important is to make sort of anchors with the time tags, see? One day, a pristine BluRay version will appear from the Sky and half the job would have been done, then.

Ne me remerciez pas, tout le plaisir est pour moi.

Oh, rjluna2, ceci est pour toi :

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(Columbia studio lot, 1944.)

NB : this episode is based on the story "Dormant Account" by Cornell Woolrich.

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DidierF FR

2015-12-18 15:10

About The Whistler serial, the eight movies are

The Whistler - 1944, directed by William Castle
The Mark of the Whistler - 1944, directed by William Castle
—The Power of the Whistler – 1945, directed by Lew Landers
—Voice of the Whistler – 1945, directed by William Castle
—Mysterious Intruder – 1946, directed by William Castle
—The Secret of the Whistler – 1946, directed by George Sherman
—The Thirteenth Hour – 1947, directed by William Clemens
—The Return of the Whistler – 1948, directed by D. Ross Lederman

Still six numbers have to find their way to the IMCDb.

-- Last edit: 2015-12-18 15:11:02

rjluna2 US

2015-12-18 16:15

DidierF wrote Oh, rjluna2, ceci est pour toi :

(Columbia studio lot, 1944.)

Ah, the famous Acme Semaphore traffic signal lights! You can see the original version posted at Daves original Acme :)

My comments at Traffic Lights in Internet Movie Car Database.

-- Last edit: 2015-12-18 16:17:11

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