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Cry Wolf (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 19 August 1947 (USA)
Recently widowed Sandra Demarest arrives at the isolated home of her late husband for his wake, but his uncle will not allow her to view the corpse.

Director:

Peter Godfrey

Writers:

Catherine Turney (screenplay), Marjorie Carleton (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Mark Caldwell
Barbara Stanwyck ... Sandra Marshall
Geraldine Brooks ... Julie Demarest
Richard Basehart ... James Demarest
Jerome Cowan ... Sen. Caldwell
John Ridgely ... Jackson Laidell
Patricia Barry ... Angela (as Patricia White)
Rory Mallinson ... Becket
Helene Thimig ... Marta (as Helen Thimig)
Paul Stanton ... Davenport
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Roberts - Groom
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Storyline

Sandra Demarest arrives at the Caldwell estate, and announces to Mark Caldwell that she was secretly married to his nephew James, who recently died. Mark does not believe her, but allows her to remain at the manor while a search is made for a missing will that would prove her claim. Sandra befriends James' sister, Julie, who tells of strange noises and agonized screams from the laboratory wing of the estate. Between verbal duels with Mark, Sandra secretly investigates the lab and learns that ominous things really are happening. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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The howl in the night is the voice of danger.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amargo recelo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dennis Morgan was considered before Errol Flynn was ultimately cast. See more »

Quotes

Mark Caldwell: I don't know what plans you have in that devious feminine mind of yours, but if you're trying to enlist Julie's sympathy, don't do it.
Sandra Marshall: And if i ignore your advice?
Mark Caldwell: I shall kick you out!
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Referenced in Law & Order: Cry Wolf (2004) See more »

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An interesting and different Flynn film.
28 August 2017 | by alexanderdavies-99382See all my reviews

"Cry Wolf" came along when Errol Flynn's career was in slight decline. He hadn't had a successful film at the box office for the last few years but the above film is interesting and reasonably intriguing. His character in "Cry Wolf" displays almost nothing of the usual character traits. He is rather austere and emotionally detached. Flynn could quite easily have been cast as a villain. The film is a lot more low key in comparison with other Errol Flynn films. The story mainly revolves around a big house with many acres of land out in the sticks. There aren't the usual lavish production values. The plot doesn't allow for any of the usual camaraderie or any shenanigans that the fans had come to expect from Flynn. The tone of the film is a lot more serious, perhaps a bit grim but still very watchable. As the female lead, Barbara Stanwyck plays a character who attends the reading of a will after learning that her husband has died. Her husband was the nephew of Errol Flynn, who is quick to question if Stanwyck is the genuine article after the family has never heard of her. Whilst her background is being investigated, Stanwyck stays at the family estate where not all is what it seems..... There is a bit of mystery about "Cry Wolf" until about the last 15 minutes when all is explained. The two leads engage upon a series of verbal assaults upon each other and with both giving their all. Worth watching.


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