GenreAction, Adventure, Crime Duration CountryUnited States
DirectorWilliam Cameron Menzies WriterGeorge Bricker, Frank L. Moss Release dateOctober 24, 1951 (1951-10-24) (US) GenresAction Film, Adventure Film, Crime Fiction CastCarla Balenda (Janet Keller), Elliott Reid (Matt Corbin), Edgar Barrier (Dr. Edward Keller), Raymond Burr (Steve Loomis), Otto Waldis (Dr. Wilhelm Bucholtz), Michael Steele (Chick) Similar moviesInvasion USA (1952)
TaglineSCIENCE HARNESSED BY MADMEN TO WIPE OUT AMERICA'S MILLIONS!
The Whip Hand is a 1951 American film directed by William Cameron Menzies. It stars Carla Balenda and Elliott Reid.
In July 1949, RKO purchased the screen story written by Roy Hamilton. The film was originally set in New England, and was titled The Man He Found; the term "the whip hand" comes from horse racing, and is a metaphor for having the advantage or upper hand. In the original story the villains were escaped German Nazis involved in a plot to hide Adolf Hitler, portrayed by Bobby Watson. When Howard Hughes viewed the completed film in November 1950, he announced that Nazis were no longer villains, Communists were, and ordered portions of the film reshot.
Location shooting took place in Big Bear Lake as well as at RKO's ranch in Encino.