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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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Jackson Laidell
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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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The final of three film collaborations between director Peter Godfrey and Barbara Stanwyck; the other two films they worked on together were Christmas in Connecticut (1945) and The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947). The pair developed a strong, lasting friendship while working on these films. See more »

Quotes

Mark Caldwell: I don't know what plans you have in that devious feminine mind of yours, but if you're trying to enlist Julie's sympathy, don't do it.
Sandra Marshall: And if i ignore your advice?
Mark Caldwell: I shall kick you out!
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Referenced in Law & Order: Cry Wolf (2004) See more »

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Give "Cry Wolf" a try.
3 September 2006 | by (Pittsburgh, PA) – See all my reviews

"Cry Wolf" isn't the greatest or the worst movie I've ever seen, but overall I enjoyed it. Despite what other viewers have said, I LIKED the ending. It was genuinely surprising, and when I thought it over, it all added up and was satisfying. I enjoyed Barbara Stanwyck's athletic performance -- especially when she pulled herself up and down a dumbwaiter! It was fun,too, to watch Errol Flynn play a sinister gentleman against type. In her debut film, Geraldine Brooks was awful but watchable doing a bad imitation of Ann Blyth in "Mildred Pierce." The talented Richard Basehart was awful, too -- but he later gave some classic performances, and it was fun to compare the difference. There are far worse ways to spend 83 minutes of your life, and I'm glad I watched this sleeper.


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