Whistling In The Dark

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Whistling in the Dark is the first of three comedy films starring Red Skelton as Wally "the Fox" Benton, who writes and acts in radio murder mysteries. Wally is kidnapped by a greedy cult leader (played by Conrad Veidt), who threatens to kill Wally's... read more

Whistling in the Dark is the first of three comedy films starring Red Skelton as Wally "the Fox" Benton, who writes and acts in radio murder mysteries. Wally is kidnapped by a greedy cult leader (played by Conrad Veidt), who threatens to kill Wally's girlfriend (portrayed in all three films by Ann Rutherford) and another young woman unless he concocts a perfect murder. The film was based on the Broadway play of the same name by Laurence Gross and Edward Childs Carpenter. Uncredited contributing writer Elliott Nugent wrote and directed the earlier film adaptation of the same name. The two sequels are Whistling in Dixie (1942) and Whistling in Brooklyn (1943).

Original Release

08/08/1941

US Release

08/08/1941

Cast

Virginia Grey 'Fran' Post
Ann Rutherford Carol Lambert
Red Skelton Wally Benton
Conrad Veidt Joseph Jones
Rags Ragland Sylvester Conway (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Henry O'Neill Philip Post
Eve Arden 'Buzz' Baker
Paul Stanton Jennings
Donald Douglas Gordon Thomas (as Don Douglas)
Don Costello 'Noose' Green
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers

Eddie Moran, Elliott Nugent, Robert MacGunigle, Laurence Gross, Albert Mannheimer, Edward Childs Carpenter, Harry Clork

Cast

Virginia Grey 'Fran' Post
Ann Rutherford Carol Lambert
Red Skelton Wally Benton
Conrad Veidt Joseph Jones
Rags Ragland Sylvester Conway (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Henry O'Neill Philip Post
Eve Arden 'Buzz' Baker
Paul Stanton Jennings
Donald Douglas Gordon Thomas (as Don Douglas)
Don Costello 'Noose' Green
William Tannen Robert Graves
Reed Hadley Beau Smith
Mariska Aldrich Hilda
Lloyd Corrigan Harvey Upshaw
George M. Carleton Deputy Commissioner O'Neill (as George Carleton)
Dorothy Adams Mrs. Farrell
Billy Bletcher Radio Effects Man
Al Hill Flintwood Policeman
Robert Homans Flintwood Policeman
Ronald R. Rondell Waiter

Producers

Editors

Frank E. Hull

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