Whispering Ghosts

Whispering Ghosts

Milton Berle
Director: Alfred L. Werker Cast: Milton Berle
Milton Berle
, Brenda Joyce
Brenda Joyce
, John Shelton
John Shelton
Alfred L. Werker

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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The Milton Berle starrer Whispering Ghosts was clearly inspired by the Red Skelton comedy-mystery Whistling in the Dark (itself inspired by Bob Hope's The Ghost Breakers). Uncle Miltie is cast as H. H. Van Buren, a radio sleuth who delights in solving real-life mysteries ahead of the official constabulary. At the behest of his sponsor, Van Buren tackles an unsolved case from ten years earlier: the death of an old sea captain. To this end, he visits the ship where the dirty deed took place, accompanied by his nervous valet Euclid (Willie Best, who played much the same role in Ghost Breakers). At first convinced that the ship is haunted, our hero deduces that the "ghosts" are actually a gang of crooks, in search of the treasure left behind by the murdered skipper. The arrival of Elizabeth Woods (Brenda Joyce), the lawful heir to the missing treasure, convinces Van Buren to stick around for a while to solve the decade-old murder and locate the captain's legacy. Why is it that none of Milton Berle's vehicles for 20th Century-Fox--Whispering Ghosts, Over My Dead Body, Margin for Error--have shown up on TV since the 1970s? Now there's a mystery worth solving!

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
UPC: 0024543878223
Original Release: 1942
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 35,942

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Milton Berle H.H. Van Buren
Brenda Joyce Elizabeth Woods
John Shelton David Courtland
Willie Best Euclid White
Edmund MacDonald Gilpin
Arthur Hohl Inspector Norris
Grady Sutton Jonathan Flack
Milton Parsons Dr. Bascomb
Abner Biberman Mack Wolf
Renie Riano Meg
Charles Halton Gruber
Harry Hayden Conroy
John Carradine Norbert/Long Jack

Technical Credits
Alfred L. Werker Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Lou Breslow Screenwriter
Lewis H. Creber Art Director
Richard Day Art Director
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
David Raksin Score Composer
Alex Troffey Editor
Sol Wurtzel Producer

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