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The Secret of the Whistler. 1946. USA. Directed by George Sherman
  • The Secret of the Whistler

    1946. USA. George Sherman. 62 min.

Friday, July 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Secret of the Whistler

    1946. USA. Directed by George Sherman. Screenplay by Richard H. Landau, Raymond L. Schrock. With Richard Dix, Leslie Brooks, Mary Currier. The sixth and probably best of the Whistler films stars Dix as an aging trophy husband and strenuously “modern” artist. While waiting for his wealthy wife to die, he becomes infatuated with a heartless model (Leslie Brooks). Director George Sherman, who began in B westerns at Republic, stages the indoor action as if he were covering an outdoor spectacle, in grand, sweeping panning shots that seem to whip the characters toward their fate. 62 min.