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Cry Wolf (1947)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  19 August 1947 (USA)
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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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Angela, Maid (as Patricia White)
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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 »

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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Good potential, weak script, poor ending...but still fun to watch Stanwyck emote...
14 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

What could have been a great "old dark house" kind of thriller is instead a tepid melodrama hampered by a rambling script with a not-too- believable twist and a weak ending. On the plus side, it gives Barbara Stanwyck a chance to play the kind of feisty woman we like to root for--especially when she's climbing athletically over rooftops and down dumbwaiter chutes in order to get to the roots of a family mystery. Errol Flynn, still handsome in tweed jacket and smoking a pipe, lends distinction to a poorly written role. But in his confrontation scenes with Stanwyck she comes out the winner--full of fire and fury while he remains bland and aloof. Geraldine Brooks excels as Errol's tormented niece who believes her uncle is up to something sinister. A big help is Franz Waxman's strong background music that creates the right note of suspense. Richard Basehart is wasted in a small, poorly written role that gives him no substance at all. Despite all the flaws, an interesting and absorbing mystery to watch on a rainy day if only for the sheer pleasure of watching Stanwyck race around in pursuit of the truth. The solution, as noted before, is a letdown and the ending much too abrupt. Ah well, you can't have everything...


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