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Cry Danger (1951)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 23 February 1951 (USA)
Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.

Director:

Robert Parrish

Writers:

William Bowers (screenplay), Jerome Cady (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Rocky
Rhonda Fleming ... Nancy
Richard Erdman ... Delong
William Conrad ... Castro
Regis Toomey ... Cobb
Jean Porter ... Darlene
Joan Banks Joan Banks ... Alice Fletcher
Jay Adler ... Williams
Renny McEvoy ... Taxi Driver
Lou Lubin ... Hank
Benny Burt Benny Burt ... Bartender
Hy Averback Hy Averback ... Bookie (as Hy Averbach)
Gloria Saunders ... Cigarette Clerk
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Storyline

Rocky Mulloy, back in town after serving 5 years of a life sentence for armed robbery, hopes to clear his friend Danny Morgan who's still in prison for the same crime. It won't be easy. Even the witness who cleared Rocky thinks he's guilty; Danny's glamorous wife Nancy, living in a sleazy trailer court, seems lukewarm about getting Danny back; cynical cop Gus Cobb just wants to stir things up in hopes that the missing "hot" $100,000 will surface. Plenty of tough talk, night scenes, deceptive dames and double crosses in this typical film noir. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Golpe do Destino See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

$100,000 in 1946 (when the theft took place) is equal to about $1,284,850 in 2018; $100,000 in 1951 (when the movie is set) is equal to about $963,640. See more »

Goofs

As Rocky drives away after dropping Nancy off at work, the cameraman and camera are reflected in the car's rear window glass. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Mulloy: [after Mrs. Fletcher opens the door] Is this your apartment?
Alice Fletcher: I don't need any brushes, but come on in.
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Connections

References Lassie Come Home (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Cry Danger
Music by Hugo Friedhofer
Lyrics by Leon Pober
(not used vocally in the film)
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Dick Powell faces William Conrad, and wins ... eventually.
10 July 1999 | by cm-4See all my reviews

Dick Powell is pardoned for a crime and searches for justice in post-war Los Angeles. Powell moves into a seamy trailer park on a hill overlooking the downtown (there is a great film shot of this) and teams with a disabled ex-marine. Powell confronts a gangster named Castro, played by William Conrad. Castro is definitely bad news for everyone around him.

The plot is not exceptional and certainly does not transcend B-movie standards, but the film is visually good and somehow the characters and the setting create a milieu which draws in the viewer. Definitely worth watching.


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