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Cry Wolf (1947)

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

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Sandra Marshall
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Julie Demarest
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James Caldwell Demarest
Jerome Cowan ...
Sen. Charles Caldwell
John Ridgely ...
Jackson Laidell
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Angela, Maid (as Patricia White)
Rory Mallinson ...
Becket, Butler
Helene Thimig ...
Marta, Housekeeper (as Helen Thimig)
Paul Stanton ...
Davenport
Barry Bernard ...
Roberts (Groom)
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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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19 August 1947 (USA)  »

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Amargo recelo  »

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

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Mark Caldwell: You know, if I was to bring this battle of the wits down to direct insults, I'd say you were one of the most cold-blooded, scheming women I've ever met in my life!
Sandra Marshall: You've already said that.
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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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