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Whispering Smith (1948)




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This fact -based western follows a soft-spoken railroad detective (Alan Ladd) as he brings a murderous ring of robbers to justice and rekindles an old flame.

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Alan Ladd
as Whispering Smith
Robert Preston
as Murray Sinclair
Brenda Marshall
as Marian Sinclair
Donald Crisp
as Barney Rebstock
William Demarest
as Bill Dansing
Fay Holden
as Emmy Dansing
Murvyn Vye
as Blake Barton
Frank Faylen
as Whitey DuSang
John Eldredge
as George McCloud
Robert Wood
as Leroy Barton
Don Barclay
as Dr. Sawbuck
Will Wright
as Sheriff McSwiggens
Eddy Waller
as Conductor
Bob Kortman
as Gabby Barton
Ashley Cowan
as Train Brakeman
Ray Teal
as Seagrue
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Critic Reviews for Whispering Smith

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Alan Ladd inherits William S. Hart's splits in Whispering Smith for wild and woolly stint typical of hoss oprys of the good old days.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

As a rootin', tootin' Western, this formula-made Whispering Smith is good make-believe entertainment for those who will take it as such.

December 9, 2019 | Full Review…

When one sees such conscientious technical work implementing a thoughtful production and thoroughly fine performances one is made vividly aware of how fine a simple entertainment picture can be.

December 17, 2018 | Full Review…

The film is briskly handled by journeyman director Leslie Fenton, who brings the story to a rousing, shooting tooting climax.

December 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It is all frightfully sad, but not, somehow, frightfully important, and though the tall hills of Wyoming give a certain pleasure to the eye, the ear is profoundly wounded by the banal dialogue.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Remains lightly entertaining throughout.

July 9, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Whispering Smith


It's a classic old fashioned Western. If Westerns aren't your thing, you probably won't care much for it. The performances from Ladd and Preston are very good. The plot is more believable as well. The ending seemed a bit abrupt, but good nonetheless.

Morris Nelms
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