DOA: Dead Slide Whistle Edition

Updated: 7th May 2024

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Faneditor: MusicEd921
Fanedit Type: FanFix
Fanedit Release Date: 12th September 2023
Fanedit Runtime: 1h:24m:0s
Time Cut: 0h:0m:0s
Time Added: 0h:1m:0s
Genre: CrimeDetectiveDramaFilm-Noir
Original Title: D.O.A. (1949)  
Original Release Date: 23rd June 1949
Original Runtime: 1h:23m:0s
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Certificate: PG
Format: Blu-Ray
Resolution: 1080p
Sound Mix: Stereo
Language: English
Subtitles: No


A film noir classic that originated the trope of "I've been poisoned and I have to figure out who poisoned me before I die". This version differs in that I have removed a silly inclusion of a slide whistle doing a wolf call whenever our "hero" sees a pretty lady.


I LOVE this movie, but the slide whistle gag is so annoying and I become fixated on it every time it happens. It needed to go.

Change List:

After obtaining the soundtrack to the film, I was able to use the "rumba" track to mask the slide whistle sounds. A quick audio grab here and there helped further cut the sound. For the last slide whistle edit, I had to use Adobe Free AI enhance to get rid of the slide whistle sound while one of the characters was speaking. It is slightly noticeable, but I feel that it fits with an older film such as this.

Special Thanks:

BionicBob for previewing and catching that one slide whistle that eluded me during the editing process.

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