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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
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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
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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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Richard Deacon, who played Mel Cooley in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), has a bit part as a bartender about 15 minutes into the movie. 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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Not a bad film at all
17 October 2011 | by (upstate ny) – See all my reviews

Here is another off the radar Noir, its not listed in the Encyclopedic Reference to American Film Noir but its no doubt a Noir though "noir light" most of the action takes place in Ketchican, Alaska and the film has great locations and action sequences using the town and its environs making full use of the vertical aspect of the town, its waterfront docks and the paper mill.

Story is ex cop Vic Barron (Stevens) was not only framed (and sent up for 3 years) by the mob, but also had his face partly blown off while his wife and child were killed in a a car explosion, is out of prison and looking for vengeance. He's looking for mob boss Morelli (Kennedy) who has changed his name and is living as a model citizen with is young daughter and a bodyguard in Ketchican. Mob hit man Roxy (Hormeier) is sent by San Francisco racketeer to take care of all three.

Martha Hyer & Cheryl Callaway provide some nice eye candy, the daughter of mob boss takes a liking to Barron a bit too easily (different times compared to today's zeitgeist of not trusting strangers) but its nothing that will detract from the film if you keep the times in mind, streaming on Netflix


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