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Cry Vengeance (1954)

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

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Peggy Harding
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Roxey Davis
Joan Vohs ...
Lily Arnold
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Tino Morelli
Cheryl Callaway ...
Marie Morelli
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Johnny Blue-Eyes
Warren Douglas ...
Mike Walters
Lewis Martin ...
Nick Buda
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Lt. Pat Ryan
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Red Miller
Dorothy Kennedy ...
Emily Miller
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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>

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The call of the avenger . . .

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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21 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Grito de Vingança  »

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The Ketchikan airline depicted, Ellis Air, was an authentic Ketchikan company, founded by Bob Ellis in 1936. The aircraft shown in the movie is a Grumman G-21 Goose amphibious craft. If you look closely at the bottom of the plane you can see the wheels, which were used for ground landings. Ellis Air merged with Alaska Coastal Airlines in 1962, and this concern was itself taken over by Alaska Airlines in 1968. See more »

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

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No Excuse To Have This Movie Lag In So Many Spots
26 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a late entry in the film noir genre and maybe helped ruin this wonderful type of film. This was just too boring, too melodramatic for a good noir.

It starts off fine but cools off - no pun intended - shortly after "Vic Barron" (Mark Stevens) arrives in Alaska. We see the slow transformation of a hard-nose vengeful man into a decent guy. At least I liked the Alaskan scenery. Who doesn't?

Actually, the villain "Roxey Davis" (Skip Homeier) was somewhat cool with this strange blonde head of hair. The women, led by Martha Hyer, were decent to watch, too. However, an 83- minute film, especially with good villains and good scenery - shouldn't lag this much.


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