Whistling in the Dark (1933 film)
|Whistling in the Dark|
|Directed by||Elliott Nugent
|Produced by||Norbert Brodine|
|Written by||Elliott Nugent|
|Based on||play (1932) by
Edward Childs Carpenter
|Music by||William Axt|
|Edited by||Ben Lewis|
Whistling in the Dark (U.S. television title: Scared!) is a 1933 American Pre-Code comedy-mystery film starring Ernest Truex and Una Merkel. The plot concerns a mystery writer whose scheme for a perfect murder comes to the attention of a gangster (Edward Arnold), who plans to use it.
The film is based on the Broadway play of the same name by Laurence Gross and Edward Childs Carpenter, which played for 265 performances in 1932-33. Edward Arnold played the same role in the Broadway stage production.
- Ernest Truex as Wallace Porter
- Una Merkel as Toby Van Buren
- Edward Arnold as Jake Dillon
- John Miljan as Charlie Shaw
- C. Henry Gordon as Ricco Lombardo
- Johnny Hines as Slim Scanlon
- Joseph Cawthorn as Otto Barfuss
- Nat Pendleton as Joe Salvatore
- Tenen Holtz as Herman Lefkowitz
- Whistling in the Dark, IBDb.com; accessed August 4, 2015.
- Whistling in the Dark at the Internet Movie Database
- Whistling in the Dark at the TCM Movie Database
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