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The Return of the Whistler (1948)

On the eve of his marriage, a young man's fiance disappears. He hires a private detective to help him track her down, but soon finds himself entangled in a web of lies, intrigue and murder ... See full summary »

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D. Ross Lederman

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Maurice Tombragel (screenplay), Edward Bock (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Michael Duane ... Theodore Anthony 'Ted' Nichols
Lenore Aubert ... Alice Dupres Barkley
Richard Lane ... Gaylord Traynor
James Cardwell ... Charlie Barkley
Ann Shoemaker ... Mrs. Barkley
Sarah Padden ... Mrs. Hulskamp
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On the eve of his marriage, a young man's fiance disappears. He hires a private detective to help him track her down, but soon finds himself entangled in a web of lies, intrigue and murder revolving around his fiance's dead ex-husband and his wealthy, corrupt family. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Film-Noir | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Consciência Acusa See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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One of Lenore Aubert's greatest dramatic roles. See more »

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At the end of the meeting with the hotel manager, hotel clerk, police Captain and Ted Nichols, the police Captain escorts Ted out of the office and incorrectly calls him Mr. Nicholas. See more »

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Follows The Mark of the Whistler (1944) See more »

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Interesting tale is from a Cornel Woolrich story...
5 November 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

The minute I knew the screenplay for THE RETURN OF THE WHISTLER was taken from a Cornel Woolrich story, I was hooked into watching. I wasn't disappointed. The story has so many of the film noir ingredients usually found in any Cornel Woolrich story. He wrote THE WINDOW, NO MAN OF HER OWN, STREET OF CHANCE, and so many noirish mysteries.

This tale begins on a rainy night when a young couple are about to get married. When the minister is not home, they must stay overnight at a nearby hotel and that's where the mysterious happenings begin. The plot ingredients include a missing fiancé, a corrupt and greedy family looking for an inheritance, a hired private eye, and a man (MICHAEL DUANE) anxious to locate his missing fiancé and getting to the bottom of a plot of deception.

It's really standard stuff, but it makes a very watchable tale, nicely acted by Duane, LEONORE AUBERT, RICHARD LANE, ANN DORAN and others.

An entertaining entry in the series.


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