Whispering Smith was a detective on the Denver, Colorado Police Department in the 1870s. This show took case histories from Smith's adventures. George Romack was Smith's partner and John ... See full summary »
With thousands of cattle being rustled from White Sage ranch the 1930's Texas Rangers are called in. They manage to get one of their agents into the gang by making them think he is the Pecos Kid on the lam.
Smith as an iron-willed railroad detective. When his friend Murray is fired from the railroad and begins helping Rebstock wreck trains, Smith must go after him. He also seems to have an interest in Murray's wife (and vice versa).Written by
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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. A popular local favorite, it was first telecast in Minneapolis Saturday 7 February 1959 on WTCN (Channel 11), followed by Asheville 12 April 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), by Milwaukee 21 April 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), by Omaha 4 June 1959 on KETV (Channel 7), by Philadelphia Saturday 3 October 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), by Indianapolis 24 October 1959 on WFBM (Channel 6), by Toledo 2 November 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), by Seattle 4 November 1959 on KIRO (Channel 7), by Chicago 20 November 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), and by Johnstown 9 December 1959 on WJAC (Channel 6). At this time, color broadcasting was still in its infancy, limited to only a small number of high rated programs, primarily on NBC and NBC affiliated stations, so all of these vintage film showings were still in B&W, with the exception of WFBM, which, as an NBC affiliate had already ventured into pioneer color broadcasting. Other viewers were not offered the opportunity to see these films in their original Technicolor until several years later. It was released on DVD 12 March 2013 as part of Universal's Classic Westerns Collection, and since that time, has also enjoyed airings on both Turner Classic Movies and the Western Channel. See more »
When Luke Smith is pouring coffee for Bill Dansing in front of the Boarding House, one instant he is pouring coffee into Bill's cup and the next he is pouring coffee into his own cup. See more »
Released in 1948, "Whispering Smith" stars Alan Ladd in the eponymous role of a train detective who's starts to suspect that his friend, Murray (Robert Preston) may be involved with a gang that wrecks and loots trains. Murray's wife, (Brenda Marshall), is concerned about her husband hanging with ne'er-do-wells and wishes she had a righteous man, like Smith.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed "Whispering Smith." It lacks that goofy humor and wacky characters that plague many old Westerns; plus the ancient score is more bearable than usual. Ladd is stunning as the noble and determined protagonist and so is Preston as the amiable husband gone bad. Can Murray be redeemed or has he gone too far?
The film runs 88 minutes and was shot in California.
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