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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 ... Senator 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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Sandra busted through the balcony glass door while running away from Jim, the door windows got shattered. But on the following shots of the door, there is no evidence of shattered window glass. See more »

Quotes

Mark Caldwell: You know, if I was to bring this battle of the wits down to direct insults, I'd say you were one of the most cold-blooded, scheming women I've ever met in my life!
Sandra Marshall: You've already said that.
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Connections

Referenced in Law & Order: Cry Wolf (2004) See more »

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Worth watching. Good late late late how film.
6 June 2018 | by cjohn-70559See all my reviews

I wanted to add to the other reviews. I think Flynn's character was strongly based on his own father, a scientist (the film makes a point of saying he is a scientist of some note). Stanwyck's character had some of Flynn's mothers characteristics. And during the film Flynn alludes to a family ancestor who was a rable rouser and sailed about the world and married a French showgirl who was world renowned, a very possible reference to Flynn himself , he loved to sail and certainly was a rable rouser , and Flynn's first wife ( a popular French actress).Then the grim joke about her being poisoned was a snide aside (Flynn was paying alimony ever since the divorce). It seemed like they let Flynn play a part very similar to his own reserved scientist father and paired him with the head strong adventurous woman who resembled his mother.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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