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Director:
Writers:
Leo Gordon (screenplay)
Leo Gordon (story)
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Release Date:
17 August 1958 (USA) See more »
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YESTERDAY a Teenage Rebel... TODAY a mad-dog slayer!
Plot:
Nicholson makes his film debut as a juvenile delinquent, who panics when he thinks he's committed murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Harry Lauter ... Police Lt. Porter

Jack Nicholson ... Jimmy Wallace
Carolyn Mitchell ... Carole Fields

Brett Halsey ... Manny Cole
Lynn Cartwright ... Julie
Ralph Reed ... Joey
John Shay ... Police Officer Gannon
Barbara Knudson ... Mrs. Maxton
William A. Forester ... Carl Maxton
John Weed ... Police Sgt. Reed
Frank Richards ... Pete Gambelli

Bill Erwin ... Mr. Wallace
James Fillmore ... Al
Smoki Whitfield ... Sam (as Jordan 'Smoki' Whitfield)

Ed Nelson ... Rick Connor

Mitzi McCall ... Evelyn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Roger Corman ... Joe - TV Truck Man (uncredited)
Leo Gordon ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Claude Stroud ... Werner (uncredited)
Ruth Swanson ... Mrs. Wallace (uncredited)
Bruno VeSota ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... John Lawson - Gambelli's Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Jus Addiss  (as Joe Addis)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Leo Gordon  screenplay
Leo Gordon  story
Melvin Levy  writer

Produced by
Roger Corman .... executive producer
David Kramarsky .... producer
David March .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
 
Cinematography by
Floyd Crosby 
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
 
Art Direction by
Don Ament 
 
Makeup Department
David Newell .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Agnew .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Harry Reif .... set dressing
Richard M. Rubin .... property master
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Phil Mitchell)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nelson Cordes .... camera operator
Charles Hannawalt .... key grip (as Charles Hanawalt)
John Millman .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Dick Kallman .... composer: song "Cry Baby Cry"
 
Other crew
Stanley Bickman .... assistant to producer
Bill Martin .... title designer
Donna M. Norridge .... script supervisor (as Donna Norridge)
 

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70 min | USA:75 min (director's cut)
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Roger Corman has claimed that this was the first film he released that didn't make money, although he subsequently earned his costs back by selling the television rights.See more »
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Jack Nicholson had an interesting film debut in The Cry Baby Killer, 21 September 2014
Author: tavm from Baton Rouge, La.

So after watching this movie, another curiosity was sated: I got to see Jack Nicholson's first film and find out if it was any good. Well, it's not too bad and since it's only an hour, not too much time was wasted watching it. Nicholson certainly does well when he becomes desperate enough to hold up a woman with a baby and a middle-aged black man hostage after shooting at a couple of punks who beat him up at the beginning of the movie. Roger Corman was the executive producer only here so there's not much of his creative hand in the finished product though it was interesting seeing his cameo when he briefly talks to the TV reporter before he was going on the air to broadcast the standoff. So on that note, The Cry Baby Killer is worth a look for any Nicholson completists.

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