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Cry Terror! (1958)

Not Rated | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 2 May 1958 (USA)
Duped by former army pal Paul Hoplin into building a time-bomb, New York shop owner Jim Molner and his family become hostages of Hoplin who uses bomb-threats to extort money from airlines.

Director:

Andrew L. Stone

Writer:

Andrew L. Stone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Mason ... Jim Molner
Inger Stevens ... Mrs. Joan Molner
Rod Steiger ... Paul Hoplin
Neville Brand ... Steve
Angie Dickinson ... Eileen Kelly
Kenneth Tobey ... Agent Frank Cole
Jack Klugman ... Vince, a thug
Jack Kruschen ... F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope
Carleton Young ... Roger Adams
Barney Phillips ... Dan Pringle
Harlan Warde ... Bert, Operative
Ed Hinton Ed Hinton ... Operative
Chet Huntley ... Himself
Roy Neal Roy Neal ... Himself
Jonathan Hole ... Airline Executive
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Storyline

Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family, held hostage by a demented terrorist who's demanding $500,000 not to detonate a bomb he's planted on a domestic airliner. Written by Anonymous

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TERRIFYING...as the time-triggered explosive of a mad bomber ticking-ticking-ticking! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Third Rail See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$482,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Klugman has a small monologue about a knife and how it is used. He also had a monologue about a knife in 12 Angry Men (1957). See more »

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During the subway chase you can see the lighting move with the actors. See more »

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A Great Cast of Superstars!
16 September 2003 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

This film classic of 1958 depicts all the superstars of the silver screen very young, Angie Dickinson (Eileen Kelly)"Dressed to Kill"'80 is very hard to recognize, however, her sexual charm is always present in this film. Ingar Stevens(Mrs.John Molner)"The Farmers Daughter"'63 TV Series, was very young and beautiful as James Mason's(John Molner)"Lolita"'62 wife, Ingar Stevens was an unappreciated actress and unfortunately took her own life in 1970 at the very height of her career. Rod Steiger(Paul Hoplin)"No Way to Treat A Lady"'68 played the role of a mastermind with a fool proof way of making a half a million dollars by kidnapping Mr. & Mrs. Molner and their daughter. The black & white photography of NYC made this picture a real classic film for many future generations to enjoy and the wonderful talent of these great SUPERSTARS! Be sure to view it the next time it is on TV.


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