Whispering Wires

Whispering Wires is a 1926 American mystery film directed by Albert Ray and written by William Conselman and Gordon Rigby. It is based on the 1918 novel Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage. The film stars Anita Stewart, Edmund Burns, Charles Clary, Otto Matieson, Mack Swain and Arthur Housman. The film was released on October 24, 1926, by Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3]

Whispering Wires
Directed byAlbert Ray
Screenplay byWilliam Conselman
Gordon Rigby
Based onWhispering Wires
by Henry Leverage
StarringAnita Stewart
Edmund Burns
Charles Clary
Otto Matieson
Mack Swain
Arthur Housman
CinematographyGeorge Schneiderman
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • October 24, 1926 (1926-10-24)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


A person is murdered after receiving a weird phone call in which someone is heard whispering in a menacing way. Barry McGill sets out to uncover the killer's identity before he can kill again. Barry's girlfriend Doris Stockbridge gets a similar phone call, and tells Barry she thinks she is to be the killer's next victim. Barry teams up with two fumbling detectives named McCarthy and Cassidy, and manages to capture and unmask the killer before he succeeds in murdering Doris.



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