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Whispering Ghosts (1942)

An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.


Alfred L. Werker (as Alfred Werker)


Lou Breslow, Philip MacDonald (story)


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Cast overview:
Milton Berle ... H.H. Van Buren
Brenda Joyce ... Elizabeth Woods
John Shelton ... David Courtland
John Carradine ... Norbert (Long Jack)
Willie Best ... Euclid Brown
Edmund MacDonald ... Jerry Gilpin
Arthur Hohl ... Inspector Norris
Grady Sutton ... Jonathan Flack
Milton Parsons ... Dr. Walter Bascomb
Abner Biberman ... Mack Wolf
Renie Riano ... Meg (Stella) (as Rene Riano)
Charles Halton ... Attorney Mark Gruber
Harry Hayden ... Conroy


An actor who plays a detective on a radio show and his sidekick get it into their heads to try to solve a murder that had been committed several years previously.

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Comedy | Mystery







Release Date:

21 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Fantasmas de broma See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the closing credits Willie Best's character name is listed as "Euclid White", but in his very first scene he announces his name as "Euclid Brown". See more »


References Moby Dick (1930) See more »

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Would have been better with Bob Hope
17 June 2010 | by shemp56See all my reviews

This is a good film and a fine example of the scare comedies popular in the 1940's. Bob Hope specialized in this type of comedy and he would have been much better in this. Milton Berle is OK but his jokes aren't as good and his acting is too broad. Of course Berle always did broad comedy and deliberately overacted and it usually worked. Look at "Mad, Mad World" for example. Here his bad acting weakens the film. On the plus side the blond is nice to look at and Willie Best steals the film with his brilliant comedy reactions. Willie Best was always the best thing in every movie he was in. I don't know what they paid this guy but it wasn't enough.

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