Whistling in the Dark (1941)

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Radio crime show host 'The Fox' along with his fiancée and ex-girlfriend are kidnapped by a larcenous cult who demand that he help them plan a perfect murder.


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  • Red Skelton in Whistling in the Dark (1941)
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  • Red Skelton, Paul Stanton, and Conrad Veidt in Whistling in the Dark (1941)
  • Ann Rutherford, Red Skelton, and Conrad Veidt in Whistling in the Dark (1941)

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4 May 2004 | beatlesfavband
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| A great comedy mystery film!
While many pass this off as a B movie it is, indeed, a first class comedy that is well-written and acted. Red Skelton is great as Wally Benton better known to radio fans as The Fox. Ann Rutherford is perfect as Wally's fiance Carol Lambert. Conrad Veidt leads a very well cast gang of criminals. I read one account of this movie which states that Vincente Minelli directed this film, not unless he changed his name to S. Sylvan Simon, who directed all three of the Fox movies. This is a very entertaining film made when imagination was encouraged. So get over your black and white prejudice if you have one, sit back and enjoy a truly great comedy. This was also Red's first starring role. Take note during the climax of the reference to Orson Welles' War Of the Worlds broadcast.

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