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The Cradle Will Fall (2004)

PG-13 | | Mystery | TV Movie 12 April 2004
Charged with investigating the suicide of a pregnant woman, prosecutor Kate DeMalo unwittingly becomes entangled in a complex mystery involving cheating husbands, strange doctors and murder.

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Katie DeMaio
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Dr. Richard Carroll
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Dr. Edgar Highley
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Dist. Atty. Alex Myerson
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Det. Charley Newkirk (as Alan C. Peterson)
Stephen Spender ...
Chris Lewis
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Carol Higgins Clark ...
Molly
Sharon Bakker ...
Edna
Sean Hoy ...
Burke
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Maureen
Mikka Dargel ...
Joan
Louise Handford ...
Nurse Roberts
Pamela Bartley ...
Gertrude (as Pamela Haig Bartley)
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Charged with investigating the suicide of a pregnant woman, prosecutor Kate DeMalo unwittingly becomes entangled in a complex mystery involving cheating husbands, strange doctors and murder.

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okay mystery based on Mary Higgins Clark's book
25 April 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Cradle Will Fall" is a 2004 film based on the Mary Higgins Clark book of the same name. Angie Everhart plays attorney Katie DeMeo, who becomes involved in a multiple murder mystery that seems to center around a fertility clinic.

I especially enjoyed this movie because of Philippe Brenninkmeyer, who is quite handsome and someone I had never seen before and would love to see more of. Apparently he makes a lot of films in Germany. He was very smooth as Dr. Highley.

The problem with these Lifetime movie-type films for me is that they move slowly and the acting generally isn't very good. I don't blame the actors; the pacing always seems off - almost like you're seeing something foreign that's been dubbed.

For me, the denouement was telegraphed in advanced (as it always seems to be in these films). Angie Everhart is lovely and likable, and John Ralston as the medical examiner was good, too.

However, it's a good story and pleasant enough, and as others have pointed out, there was some good tension and suspense at the end. There was a time when TV movies like this could be quite effective. I don't know if it was the budget or what, but that era is over.


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