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Cry of the Hunted (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 8 May 1953 (USA)
A fugitive is pursued by a lawman who is obsessed with his capture.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Jack Leonard (screenplay), Jack Leonard (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vittorio Gassman ... Jory
Barry Sullivan ... Lt. Tunner
Polly Bergen ... Janet Tunner
William Conrad ... Goodwin
Mary Zavian Mary Zavian ... Ella
Robert Burton ... Warden Keeley
Harry Shannon ... Sheriff Brown
Jonathan Cott ... Deputy Davis
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A fugitive is pursued by a lawman who is obsessed with his capture.

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MGM's drama of Love and Thrills in the dangerous waters of the Louisiana Bayous! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le mystère des bayous See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Lieutenant Tunner: Now I know why your eyes are always at half-mast, sheriff - your brain is dead.
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Better than I expected
25 June 2015 | by sfdphdSee all my reviews

I actually enjoyed this film more than I expected. In contrast to other reviews here, I thought the writing was quite snappy and entertaining. I thought the cast was good in all the major roles and the chemistry between the characters was strong.

In particular, Barry Sullivan was a good leading man, and his relationship with his wife (Polly Bergen) was good. I haven't seen many films with those two so it was interesting to see them. I believe that Polly is the mother of Candace Bergen, and you can see some resemblance in her face and attitude.

Vittorio Gassman and William Conrad were also strong supporting roles.

It's not the best noir, but certainly worth seeing. I'm so glad I was able to find it on You Tube since my local library and my local video store had no copies of it....


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