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The Man Who Cried Wolf (1937)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  29 August 1937 (USA)
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An actor continually confesses to murders he didn't commit, figuring that the police won't believe him when he confesses to a murder that he actually does intend to commit.

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An actor continually confesses to murders he didn't commit, figuring that the police won't believe him when he confesses to a murder that he actually does intend to commit.

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Lewis Stone stars in a role that will amaze and astound! See more »

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75 minutos de angustia  »

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Part of the original Shock Theater package of 52 Universal titles released to television in 1957, followed a year later with Son of Shock, which added 20 more features. See more »

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Referenced in Moonlighting: The Man Who Cried Wife (1986) See more »

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Good Universal mystery
26 August 1999 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

A truly interesting plot elevates this low budget mystery to a B-movie classic. Stone confesses to crimes he did not commit. Then he murders an old enemy he suspects was responsible for his wife's death. He confesses to this crime and the police do not believe him. Familiar 30s actors all over this one. Nice job by everyone.


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