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The Mark of the Whistler (1944)

A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a ... See full summary »

Director:

William Castle

Writers:

George Bricker (screen play by), Cornell Woolrich (story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Dix ... Lee Selfridge Nugent
Janis Carter ... Patricia Henley
Porter Hall ... Joe Sorsby
Paul Guilfoyle ... 'Limpy' Smith
John Calvert ... Eddie Donnelly
Matt Willis ... Perry Donnelly
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A drifter claims the money in an old bank account. Soon he finds himself the target of two men who turn out to be the sons of the man's old partner, who is now in prison because of a conflict with him over the money in that account. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Radio's Mystery Master in a Thrilling Tale of MURDER!

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Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dormant Account See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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To be Lee Nugent or not to be....that is the question.
29 July 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Like all but the final installment of the Whistler films, this one stars Richard Dix...and just like in several others, he's a bit of a scum-bag. When the film begins, he is a drifter and happens upon an interesting con. He's just learned about a tragic fire back in 1912 and a surviving boy was left without a family following this. A few years later, this Lee Nugent disappeared from his foster home...and no one's seen him since. However, there is a dormant bank account and armed with some inside information, the drifter decides to impersonate Nugent and collect. But how much? And, is it possible without any documentation that he'll be able to pull off this scam?! And, might he be walking into a deadly situation by claiming to be Nugent? Well, like in "Date Night", the anti-hero in this film learns the hard way that taking another's identity is not all it's cracked up to be!

All in all, this is an exciting installment...though what occurs to 'Nugent' isn't exactly a surprise...even the surprise twist at the end. However, the acting is nice and the direction likewise. Because of this, it makes for a diverting B movie. Not one of the best in the series but still quite good.


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