Mysterious Intruder

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Mysterious Intruder
Mysterious Intruder poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Castle
Produced by Rudolph C. Flothow
Screenplay by Eric Taylor
Story by Eric Taylor
Starring Richard Dix
Barton MacLane
Nina Vale
Narrated by Otto Forrest
Music by George Duning
Cinematography Philip Tannura
Edited by Dwight Caldwell
Larry Darmour Productions
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release dates
  • April 16, 1946 (1946-04-16) (United States)
Running time 61 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Mysterious Intruder is a 1946 American mystery film noir based on the radio drama The Whistler. Directed by William Castle, the production features Richard Dix, Barton MacLane and Nina Vale.[1] It is the fifth of Columbia Pictures' eight "Whistler" films starring Richard Dix produced in the 1940s.


Mr. Stillwell (Burns), a proprietor of a music store, hires Don Gale (Richard Dix), a private detective, to locate a woman who vanished seven years ago at the time her mother died.



Critical response[edit]

Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and wrote a positive film review, "This was the fifth episode in Columbia Picture's "The Whistler" series, and is one of the better ones. William Castle (The Tingler/Strait-Jacket/Shanks) directs this low-budget black-and-white enjoyable minor film noir, that comes with a choice narration by the disguised Whistler (Otto Forrest) ... It has a good performance by Richard Dix as the unscrupulous private detective and a plausible surprise ending."[2]


  1. ^ Mysterious Intruder at the TCM Movie Database.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Dennis. Ozus' World Movie Reviews, film review, September 25, 2012. Accessed: July 15, 2013.

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