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Cry of the Werewolf (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 17 August 1944 (USA)
A young woman raised by gypsies hides a deadly secret which she will do anything to protect.


Henry Levin


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Complete credited cast:
Nina Foch ... Princess Celeste LaTour
Stephen Crane ... Robert 'Bob' Morris
Osa Massen ... Elsa Chauvet
Blanche Yurka ... Bianca
Barton MacLane ... Police Lt. Barry Lane
Ivan Triesault ... Jan Spavero
John Abbott ... Peter Althius
Fred Graff Fred Graff ... Pinkie
John Tyrrell ... Mac
Robert B. Williams ... Homer (as Robert Williams)
Fritz Leiber ... Dr. Charles Morris
Milton Parsons ... Adamson


Celeste, the gypsy daughter of a deceased New Orleans belle, who is now secretly entombed in a museum and frantically guarded by Celeste. She is a werewolf and will stop at nothing to protect the whereabouts of her mother's whereabouts, from whom she inherited the curse. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

17 August 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La fille du loup-garou See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


During the opening credits (and scenes early in the film) to get the wolf to repeatedly open and close it's mouth as if it were barking or chewing, they put a rubber band around it's muzzle. See more »


In order to get the wolf to snarl and gnash it's teeth for the camera, a clearly visible rubber band was placed around it's upper jaw and snout. It is most easily seen in the footage running behind the opening credits. See more »


Opening Titles: The ancient belief is still held by many that anything that happens in the world is never lost. No sparrow falls unnoted ~~ no tree crashes in the forest unheard. The sorrows, the joys, the loves and the hates of past generations live on in people's memories, in their legends and their stories. Perhaps our story is something that has lived on in a person's memory or perhaps it is just a legend ~~
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No Larry Talbot, BUT...
26 December 2006 | by docdespicableSee all my reviews

There are far worse ways to spend an hour or so of your time. This movie was more than likely made for pocket change and contractual obligations, true; but despite not having someone like Val Lewton (who could conjure up palaces out of orange crates) behind it, this isn't at all bad. Nina Foch is quite capable and sympathetic, and ably supported by a raft of character actors who are old hands at this sort of thing.

There's plenty of atmosphere and suspense, with just enough mystery to keep your attention. As with some of the best of the afore-mentioned Lewton's work, until the denouement, you're never quite sure whether this is all in someone's mind or if there's a real bogeyman (or bogeywoman) stalking the night. Lon Chaney Jr's reputation is safe - or even Henry Hull - but the mug who called this the nadir of werewolfery is being a little harsh. With THE WOLF-MAN, Universal set the bar pretty high, after all. But if you're looking for some good old-fashioned fun, you could do much worse. If nothing else, it's an entertaining example of what can be done with some talent, care and craftsmanship, even if you couldn't quite buy dinner for a family of four to six people with the existing budget. Definitely check it out!

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