Whispering Wires (1926)

Mystery, Melodrama | 24 October 1926

Director:

Albert Ray

Writer:

L. G. Rigby

Cinematographer:

George Schneiderman

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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Film Daily
25 Apr 1926.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Whispering Wires by Kate L. McLaurin (New York, 7 Aug 1922), as adapted from the novel Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage (New York, 1918), which was expanded from his story of the same name in The Saturday Evening Post (25 May 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 October 1926
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
24 October 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23284
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,906
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A whispering voice over the telephone foretells a murder to occur at a specified time. Another occurs on schedule. The heroine, Doris Stockbridge, is then threatened, but she is saved through the ingenuity of her sweetheart, Barry, who, with the help of Cassidy and McCarthy, two boob detectives, uncovers the diabolical scheming of an ex-convict and his inventor pal, both of whom are seeking revenge. A bloodhound is called in, and the villains are tracked down with alternately thrilling and comic ... +


A whispering voice over the telephone foretells a murder to occur at a specified time. Another occurs on schedule. The heroine, Doris Stockbridge, is then threatened, but she is saved through the ingenuity of her sweetheart, Barry, who, with the help of Cassidy and McCarthy, two boob detectives, uncovers the diabolical scheming of an ex-convict and his inventor pal, both of whom are seeking revenge. A bloodhound is called in, and the villains are tracked down with alternately thrilling and comic sequences. +

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