The Whip Hand 1951
Whilst on a fishing vacation in Winnoga a reporter discovers that the lake he is trying to catch trout in has been empty of fish ever since the fish mysteriously died and no one in the town is willing to talk about it. With his investigative instincts kicking in the reporter quickly discovers that his hanging around and constant snooping doesn't go down well especially when he discovers that a group of mysterious men have taken over a lodge on the lake. With just the sister of the local doctor on his side they try to get to the bottom of who these mysterious men are and what they are up to and why?

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:21:54 | 4.06 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War

Director: William Cameron Menzies
Cast: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr
Country: USA

Another of Howard Hughes' anti-communist propaganda films, this was originally made as THE MAN HE FOUND and concerned Adolf Hitler, alive and well and plotting away in the secure confines of a small town in the postwar US. After the production was wrapped, cut, and ready for release, Hughes opted for communist bogeymen instead of Hitler, so it was back to the storyboards, and only a workmanlike effort by Menzies made this a decent picture despite the decrepit material.

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