Whispering Enemies (1939)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Silent-screen leading lady Dolores Costello adds a touch of class to the threadbare Jack Holt vehicle Whispering Enemies. Reportedly inspired by recent headlines, the story deals with corporate intrigue in the cosmetic business, with Stephen Brewster (Holt) and Laura Crandall (Costello) representing two rival beauty-product firms. Brewster's company is destroyed via rumors of impropriety spread by Crandall's minions. Resorting to the same tactics, Brewster turns the tables on Crandall, and before long it is she who is out of work. But the balance of power shifts once more, with Crandall getting the goods on Brewster by fadeout time. Relieving the tedium of the the tug-o-war plotline is the brash comedy relief of Pert Kelton.

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business, business-rivalry, competition, rival