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The Whistler (1944) & The Power of the Whistler (1945)
January 23, 2016 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM$10
UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present "Out of the Ether: Radio Mysteries and Thrillers on Screen."
The Whistler (1944)
Directed by William Castle
Despondent at the death of his wife, a businessman hires a contract killer to take his life, but then—in an ironic twist which was the hallmark of the haunting Whistler radio series—learns that his wife is alive, and is desperate to undo the deal. A moody thriller with Richard Dix as the victim trapped in a fate of his own making.
Production: Darmour, Inc. Distribution: Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Rudolph C. Flothow. Director: William Castle. Based on the radio series created by J. Donald Wilson. Screenwriter: Eric Taylor. Cinematographer: James S. Brown. Editor: Jerome Thoms. With: Richard Dix, J. Carrol Naish, Gloria Stuart, Alan Dinehart, Don Costello.
35mm, b/w, 60 min.
The Power of the Whistler (1945)
Directed by Lew Landers
The third entry in the Whistler series finds Janis Carter on a suspenseful investigation with amnesiac Richard Dix to discover his identity, with only the cryptic contents of his pockets for clues. An ominous fortune and the peculiar habit of kittens and birds turning up dead in Dix’s presence suggest that the well-meaning Carter may not like what she finds.
Production: Darmour, Inc. Distribution: Columbia Pictures Corp. Producer: Leonard S. Picker. Director: Lew Landers. Based on the radio series created by J. Donald Wilson. Screenwriter: Aubrey Wisberg. Cinematographer: L.W. O’Connell. Editor: Reg Browne. With: Richard Dix, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Loren Tindall, Tala Birell.
35mm, b/w, 66 min.
FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!
More Info: UCLA Film & Television Archive Website