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Cry Vengeance (1954)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 21 November 1954 (USA)
Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy.

Director:

Mark Stevens
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Mark Stevens ... Vic Barron
Martha Hyer ... Peggy Harding
Skip Homeier ... Roxey Davis
Joan Vohs ... Lily Arnold
Douglas Kennedy ... Tino Morelli
Cheryl Callaway Cheryl Callaway ... Marie Morelli
Mort Mills ... Johnny Blue-Eyes
Warren Douglas ... Mike Walters
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Nick Buda
Don Haggerty ... Lt. Pat Ryan
John Doucette ... Red Miller
Dorothy Kennedy Dorothy Kennedy ... Emily Miller
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Storyline

Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli. The trail leads to the isolated city of Ketchikan, Alaska, where Vic finds his enemy...also the latter's charming little daughter...and tavern owner Peggy Harding, who's fascinated by the soft-spoken but volcanic Vic. And someone they're not expecting has violent designs on them... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The call of the avenger . . .


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger Point See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Deacon, who played Mel Cooley in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961), has a bit part as a bartender about 15 minutes into the movie. See more »

Goofs

Though Mark Stevens' character is named Vic Barron, his pinky ring clearly has his real initials, "MS." See more »

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No Excuse To Have This Movie Lag In So Many Spots
26 March 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is a late entry in the film noir genre and maybe helped ruin this wonderful type of film. This was just too boring, too melodramatic for a good noir.

It starts off fine but cools off - no pun intended - shortly after "Vic Barron" (Mark Stevens) arrives in Alaska. We see the slow transformation of a hard-nose vengeful man into a decent guy. At least I liked the Alaskan scenery. Who doesn't?

Actually, the villain "Roxey Davis" (Skip Homeier) was somewhat cool with this strange blonde head of hair. The women, led by Martha Hyer, were decent to watch, too. However, an 83- minute film, especially with good villains and good scenery - shouldn't lag this much.


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