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)
  • Ann Rutherford in Whistling in the Dark (1941)
  • Don Costello, Virginia Grey, Ann Rutherford, Red Skelton, and Conrad Veidt in Whistling in the Dark (1941)
  • Virginia Grey, Ann Rutherford, and Red Skelton in Whistling in the Dark (1941)

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23 August 2011 | moonspinner55
7
| A non-stop barrage of fast, funny banter and broad slapstick
Red Skelton, achingly young but as engaging and comically flexible as ever, is ideally-cast as Wally Benton, a radio personality and fictional sleuth nicknamed "The Fox", who is kidnapped for real by a nefarious cult leader eager to get his hands on an inheritance--which means implicating Benton in a murder. Adaptation of the play by Laurence Gross and Edward Childs Carpenter is pure fun, with an exceptionally strong supporting cast running high on adrenaline. Conrad Veidt, that great eternal-villain, is the amusingly icy con-man who robs the rich and keeps for himself, while Ann Rutherford is charming as Skelton's girlfriend. She and Red were quickly re-teamed for two more "Whistling" comedies. Well-produced and often ridiculously funny. *** from ****

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