Whipsaw Movie Review Summary

Actors: Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy, Harvey Stephens, William Harrigan

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Whipsaw stars Myrna Loy as Vivian Palmer, one third of a group of thieves. The movie opens up with Robert W. Wadsworth buying the worlds most expensive pearls worth an estimated one million dollars from a dealer in Paris. Meanwhile, Ed Dexter (Harvey Stephens) is planing to steal the pearls. But another set of thugs wants to muscle in on Dexter's action. Wadsworth gets on a boat from France to New York and once he lands in New York the Pearls are stolen by Dexter. Wadsworth goes to the Police and Ross McBride (Spencer Tracy) goes under cover to find out where the Pearls are. McBride stages a phone scene in a bar to try and gain the confidence of Vivian in hopes that she will lead the police to the pearls. The plan works and McBride is soon escorting Vivian out of New York on a flight leaving Newark. The problem for both McBride and Vivian is that the thugs have been watching her night and day in the same hopes Vivian will lead them to the pearls. But along the both Vivian and McBride fall in love and through it all they stick by each other.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   being chased by crooks who want treasure/$$$$ Criminal enemy is...    -   thief/con-artist If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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