MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,787 this week

Cry Vengeance (1954)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 248 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 8 critic

Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1895 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 658 titles
created 18 Nov 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 Apr 2013
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
a list of 606 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Cry Vengeance" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Cry Vengeance (1954)

Cry Vengeance (1954) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Cry Vengeance.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglass Dumbrille
Framed (1947)
Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director: Richard Wallace
Stars: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

Director: Otto Brower
Stars: Carole Landis, William Gargan, Richard Crane
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Johnny Kelly, who plans on resigning from the police force and leaving his wife the next day, has a very eventful last night on duty.

Director: John H. Auer
Stars: Gig Young, Mala Powers, William Talman
Caught (1949)
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

It was Leonora Eames' childhood dream come true. She had married Smith Ohlrig, a man worth millions. But her innocent dream became a nightmare once she realizes the truth about her husband ... See full summary »

Director: Max Ophüls
Stars: James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Ryan
Jigsaw (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

New York Assistant District Attorney Howard Malloy investigates a series of murders and uncovers an extremist group.

Director: Fletcher Markle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Jean Wallace, Myron McCormick
The Red House (1947)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An old man and his sister are concealing a terrible secret from their adopted teen daughter, concerning a hidden abandon farmhouse, located deep in the woods.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Lon McCallister, Judith Anderson
Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A police detective helps a singer heading to prison for the murder of a man she claims is still alive.

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Paul Langton, Barbara Payton, Robert Shayne
Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young frontier scout helps guide a freight wagon train across the country, fighting off Indians and evil traders, while his two crusty companions try and save him from falling in love.

Directors: Otto Brower, David Burton
Stars: Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, Ernest Torrence
Hidden Gold (1940)
Adventure | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Hoppy and Lucky confront a gang of outlaws which has been ravaging stagecoaches and gold mines. The final gunfight is at Ed Colby's mine.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Minor Watson
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lonely, mentally unbalanced woman invents a fictitious daughter and has the "daughter" write to a Marine stationed in the South Pacific. When the soldier returns back to the States, he ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: William Terry, Virginia Grey, Helene Thimig
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ...
Vic Barron
...
Peggy Harding
Skip Homeier ...
Roxey Davis
Joan Vohs ...
Lily Arnold
Douglas Kennedy ...
Tino Morelli
Cheryl Callaway ...
Marie Morelli
Mort Mills ...
Johnny Blue-Eyes
Warren Douglas ...
Mike Walters
Lewis Martin ...
Nick Buda
Don Haggerty ...
Lt. Pat Ryan
...
Red Miller
Dorothy Kennedy ...
Emily Miller
Edit

Storyline

Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli. The trail leads to the isolated city of Ketchikan, Alaska, where Vic finds his enemy...also the latter's charming little daughter...and tavern owner Peggy Harding, who's fascinated by the soft-spoken but volcanic Vic. And someone they're not expecting has violent designs on them... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

revenge | ex cop | alaska | See All (3) »

Taglines:

The call of the avenger . . .

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grito de Vingança  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Richard Deacon, who played Mal in the Dick Van Dyke Show, has a bit part as a bartender about 15 minutes into the movie. See more »

Goofs

Though Mark Stevens' character is named Vic Barron, his pinky ring clearly has his real initials, "MS." See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Alaska stuff is a nice aspect in a routine crime noir
23 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Cry Vengeance (1954)

Leading man Mark Stevens falls something short of a cult figure. He is director and first actor in four movies from 1954 (this one, his first) to 1963. He plays his roles as if he is in control, which he is, literally, from the director's chair. He's the hardened type, and here he is bitter bitter bitter, to the point that he is not quite a fully developed character and it's hard to get absorbed in his problem.

The rest of the movie is functional. It doesn't lack interest--for one thing, it's shot in Alaska, mostly (the exterior shots)--and the supporting cast is middling to good, filling roles we've seen before from pretty girl befriending the unlikely hero to chatty bartenders to a sweet kid who turns the man around through her innocence. And the filming (William Sickner, a routine cameraman with nearly two hundred B-movies to his credit) and editing, likewise, are workaday...the job gets done, but it lacks some kind of richness or aura or plain old drama.

Then to make it a little more disappointing, a couple of the main themes are taken a little too directly from earlier noirs, namely "The Big Heat" which came out the year before. The theme, established right away, is a cop who is out for vengeance against whoever killed his wife and child in a car bomb meant for him. Stevens plays this part with cold certitude. It's an interesting film in some ways, but a clunker in many others. Take it for what it was, and what it is.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Modeste mais nerveux cmguinard
Discuss Cry Vengeance (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?