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The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm.

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Jill Lynn
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Vicki Lynn
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Steve Christopher
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Lt. Ed Cornell
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Larry Evans (as Casey Adams)
Alexander D'Arcy ...
Robin Ray (as Alex D'Arcy)
Carl Betz ...
Detective McDonald
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Harry Williams
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Storyline

Supermodel Vicki Lynn, whose face is seen everywhere, is murdered, and ace homicide cop Ed Cornell cuts his vacation short to take the case personally. In flashback we see how Vicki rose from ambitious waitress to big black headlines, courtesy of clever publicity man Steve Christopher. Now Cornell seems determined to get Christopher convicted in what begins to seem like a bizarre personal vendetta. Is Steve caught like a rat in a trap? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"If men want to look at me. . .why shouldn't they pay for it?" See more »


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5 October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le crime était signé  »

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Trivia

When Jill Lynn (Jeanne Crain) seeks out Steve Christopher (Elliott Reid) in the all-night movie house, a film is playing on the screen but we only hear the voices. The dialogue is from the classic movie Laura (1944), and the lines are from the police interrogation scene featuring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. However, when Christopher jokes about the movie he's seen 4 times, he is referring to something completely different (he mentions "The butler did it"). See more »

Quotes

Lt. Ed Cornell: When I put all my evidence together, I'll have you strapped in that chair so tight, you'll scream.
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Version of I Wake Up Screaming (1941) See more »

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Vicki
Written by Ken Darby and Max Showalter
Theme music played occasionally in the score
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A good remake
8 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

"Vicki" is the remake of "I wake up screaming" .

It's an excellent thriller,part whodunit and part film noir ;not only it features two fifties beauties,Jeanne Crain and Jean Peters ,but it also contains one of the most disturbing portrayal of a cop masterfully played by Richard Boone.

"Vicki" is wrapped in a deadly atmosphere where the keynote seems to be "mourning": the flowers in the cemetery or the altar complete with candles and photographs.

The cop's hatred knows no bounds .He cannot forgive Steve ("Pretty boy" ) for being a handsome man whereas himself can only dream of dating the stars (a two-bit star in this case for she was first a waitress in a cheap restaurant).Sometimes the viewer stops and wonders whether this detective is really on the "right" side or whether he gets on with a merciless revenge .Who killed Vicki in the end?


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