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Whipsaw

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Hot jewels from London make their way to New York, where they are stolen by racketeer Ed Dexter (Harvey Stephens), who hides them with the help of his vivacious girlfriend, Vivian Palmer (Myrna Loy). Federal agent Ross McBride (Spencer Tracy) goes undercover to infiltrate Dexter's gang and, suspecting Vivian can lead him to the jewels, comes to her aid when she is chased by a rival gang. The two flee to the Midwest with both gangs in pursuit -- but Vivian is not as gullible as Ross thinks.

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Myrna Loy
Vivian Palmer
Spencer Tracy
Ross `'Mac'` McBride
Harvey Stephens
Ed Dexter
William Harrigan
`'Doc'` Evans
Clay Clement
Harry Ames
Robert Gleckler
Steve Arnold
Robert Warwick
Robert W. Wadsworth
Paul Stanton
Justice Department Chief Hughes
Wade Boteler
Detective Humphries
Sam Wood
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Critic Reviews for Whipsaw

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Audience Reviews for Whipsaw

  • Aug 10, 2009
    Whipsaw is a movie that isn't bad, but when watching it I got the feeling that it missed its calling as a screwball comedy. I wouldn't compare it to a Rhodes scholar flipping burgers but maybe more like a pro-wrestler working as a gym teacher. Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy for the most part have the chemistry necessary to pull Whipsaw off. She's cute and Tracy has a few funny moments. Again, Whipsaw isn't a bad movie but definitely a misplaced one. But when you're done watching it you'll realize why you don't hear the title Whipsaw associated with either of these actors.
    Michael G Super Reviewer
  • Feb 08, 2009
    WHIPSAW: <i>transitive verb</i> to beset or victimize in two opposite ways at once, by a two-phase operation, or by the collusive action of two opponents A man buys four very expensive pearls, not knowing that jewel thieves are plotting to steal them. The jewel thieves soon discover that a crime syndicate wants a piece of their action. The crime syndicate doesn't know that the jewel thieves are plotting to double-cross them. The thieves enlist the help of a beautiful woman. The beautiful woman doesn't know that she's secretly transporting the stolen pearls. She meets up with a crook who agrees to help her escape the syndicate thugs that are following her. The crook is actually a federal agent. The agent doesn't know that the beautiful woman knows that he is a federal agent. The jewel thieves think they're fooling the syndicate who thinks they're fooling the beautiful woman who thinks she's fooling the federal agent who thinks he's fooling the beautiful woman and the wheel goes round and round and round and.... I know this all sounds a bit convoluted, but in the end we're talking about Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy. I don't know about you but I'd pay money to watch the two of them play checkers for an hour and a half.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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