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Cry Wolf (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 19 August 1947 (USA)
Recently widowed Sandra Demarest arrives at the isolated home of her late husband for his wake, but his uncle will not allow her to view the corpse.

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Julie Demarest
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Sen. Caldwell
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Jackson Laidell
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Angela (as Patricia White)
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Marta (as Helen Thimig)
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Davenport
Barry Bernard ...
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Storyline

Sandra Demarest arrives at the Caldwell estate, and announces to Mark Caldwell that she was secretly married to his nephew James, who recently died. Mark does not believe her, but allows her to remain at the manor while a search is made for a missing will that would prove her claim. Sandra befriends James' sister, Julie, who tells of strange noises and agonized screams from the laboratory wing of the estate. Between verbal duels with Mark, Sandra secretly investigates the lab and learns that ominous things really are happening. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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The howl in the night is the voice of danger.


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19 August 1947 (USA)  »

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Amargo recelo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Dennis Morgan was considered before Errol Flynn was ultimately cast. See more »

Quotes

Mark Caldwell: May I make a suggestion?
Sandra Marshall: What?
Mark Caldwell: Next time you hear some odd noise in the night, just follow the memorable custom of your sex and stick your head under the bedclothes.
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Referenced in Law & Order: Cry Wolf (2004) See more »

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Top Notch Acting and a Genuine Frightfest
27 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

I think this movie is highly underrated. Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck have great chemistry and both turned in superb performances. It's too bad they didn't make more movies together. I'm not sure why so many people think this an average movie at best, unless they can't see Errol Flynn as anything but a swashbuckler. I feel he had tremendous range as an actor. Even Bette Davis who had bashed Errol Flynn's acting abilities for decades admitted later in her life that Errol was "damn good!!" I recommend this to anyone who enjoys classic old movies, especially those who enjoy scary movies. One last note of interest is that I believe this may have been the last movie where Barbara Stanwyck's hair length goes past her shoulders.


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