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Cry Rape (1973)

A man who is arrested for rape swears it wasn't him but somebody who looks just like him, but the victim insists it was him.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Betty Jenner
Peter Coffield ...
Andy Coleman
Liam Price
Det. Sloane
Mrs. Coleman
Patricia Mattick ...
Jenny Coleman
Det. Kroger
Jim Bryan
Janie Warren
Ben Warren
Paul Comi ...
Dist. Atty. Ritchie
Dr. Lang
John Curzon
Lawrence Bame ...
Officer Hill
Lew Horn ...
Sam Lesinski


A Serial Rapist is on the loose and there is one suspect...Or is there? Cry Rape shows a case of mistaken identity through the eyes of a college graduate student. Although eventually exonerated, the lack of alibi causes everybody but his sister to say that he was guilty! Written by George Britt

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27 November 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Close, But No Cigar
1 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the first films to deal with the once taboo subject of rape. In fact, it beat the acclaimed A Case of Rape, featuring Elizabeth Montgomery, by a few months. However, while the latter film is remembered by audiences and critics alike, this one is very much forgotten. As another commentator said, it starts off fine by showing what a woman goes through during and after a rape, but the thing that killed this film was that it seemingly forgot about the victim and concentrated on the man that was wrongly accused of the crime. No wonder more people remember the Elizabeth Montgomery film. That film will always be remembered for helping to take away the stigma of such a horrific crime, while this film will only be remembered as just another 1970's movie of the week.

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