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Whistling in the Dark (1933 film)

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Music director  William Axt
Production  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Producer  Norbert Brodine
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Language  English
Whistling in the Dark (1933 film) movie poster
Director  Elliott Nugent Charles Reisner (uncredited co-director)
Release date  January 21, 1933 (1933-01-21) (US)
Based on  play (1932) by Laurence Gross Edward Childs Carpenter
Writer  Elliott Nugent (screenplay), Laurence Gross (based upon the play by), Edward Childs Carpenter (based upon the play by)
Directors  Elliott Nugent, Charles Reisner
Cast  Ernest Truex (Wallace Porter), Una Merkel (Toby Van Buren), Edward Arnold (Jake Dillon), John Miljan (Charlie Shaw), C. Henry Gordon (Ricco Lombardo), Nat Pendleton (Joe Salvatore)
Similar movies  Whistling in Dixie (1942)

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Whistling in the Dark (U.S. television title: Scared!) is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy-mystery film starring Ernest Truex and Una Merkel. The plot concerns a mystery writer whose scheme for a perfect murder comes to the attention of a gangster (Edward Arnold), who plans to use it.

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The film is based on the Broadway play of the same name by Laurence Gross and Edward Childs Carpenter, which played for 265 performances in 1932-33. Edward Arnold played the same role in the Broadway stage production.

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In 1941, the film was remade starring Red Skelton and Ann Rutherford. Skelton then played the role of "Wallace Porter" in two sequels.

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Cast

  • Ernest Truex as Wallace Porter
  • Una Merkel as Toby Van Buren
  • Edward Arnold as Jake Dillon
  • John Miljan as Charlie Shaw
  • C. Henry Gordon as Ricco Lombardo
  • Johnny Hines as Slim Scanlon
  • Joseph Cawthorn as Otto Barfuss
  • Nat Pendleton as Joe Salvatore
  • Tenen Holtz as Herman Lefkowitz
  • References

    Whistling in the Dark (1933 film) Wikipedia
    Whistling in the Dark (1933 film) IMDb Whistling in the Dark (1933 film) themoviedb.org


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