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Cry Terror! (1958)

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Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who's demanding $500,000 not to... See full summary »

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Jim Molner
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Mrs. Joan Molner
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Paul Hoplin
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Steve
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Eileen Kelly
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Agent Frank Cole
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Vince, a thug
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F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope
Carleton Young ...
Roger Adams
Barney Phillips ...
Dan Pringle
Harlan Warde ...
Bert, Operative
Ed Hinton ...
Operative
Chet Huntley ...
Himself
Roy Neal ...
Himself
Jonathan Hole ...
Airline Executive
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Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who's demanding $500,000 not to detonate a bomb he's planted on a domestic airliner. Written by Anonymous

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TERRIFYING...as the time-triggered explosive of a mad bomber ticking-ticking-ticking! See more »


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2 May 1958 (USA)  »

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While filming a scene in a subway tunnel, Inger Stevens and Rod Steiger were nearly asphyxiated by carbon monoxide fumes. Steiger said years later that when they were being given oxygen, Stevens tried to refuse it. She said at the time she wanted to die; Steiger and the crew had to convince her otherwise. Years later on April 30, 1970, when Ms. Stevens was only 35 years old, she died of an overdose. See more »

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The Imperial driven by Paul Hoplin changes from an old-style two-headlight model to the newer four-headlight version. Early in the movie, when Hoplin is in the phone booth, you can see the two-headlight car in the background. Later, when he is driving Joan Molner to Vince's apartment, it is the newer style four-headlight model. In 1957 the four-headlight system was optional, because it was not yet legal in all states. It became standard with the 1958 models. See more »

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Conventional thriller about 50's version of terrorism has Fabulous Cast
15 December 2001 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Fairly grisly for the 50's, with the subjects of rape, child-killing and mass murder right out in the open. One of the greatest casts ever: James Mason, Rod Steiger, Inger Stevens, Angie Dickenson, Neville Brand, Jack Klugman! Wow! Exciting scenes of NY streets as Inger takes the ransom money to Steiger. Some of the other scenes are duds (the elevator shaft did nothing for me), but many are electric, and the generic evil generated by over half the cast takes up the slack.


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