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Cry Wolf (1947)

Cry Wolf




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In this suspenseful mystery, a recent widow returns to her husband's sprawling familial estate to collect her inheritance. It is there that she learns that there are more than skeletons in the family closets.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Catherine Turney
Warner Bros.


Errol Flynn
as Mark Caldwell
Barbara Stanwyck
as Sandra Marshall
Richard Basehart
as James Caldwell Demar...
Geraldine Brooks
as Julie Demarest
Jerome Cowan
as Sen. Caldwell
John Ridgely
as Jackson Laidell
Patricia Barry
as Angela, Maid
Rory Mallinson
as Becket, Butler
Helene Thimig
as Marta, Housekeeper
Paul Stanton
as Davenport
Barry Bernard
as Roberts, the Groom
Lisa Golm
as Mrs. Laidell
Jack Mower
as Watkins
Paul Panzer
as Gatekeeper
John Elliott
as Clergyman
Creighton Hale
as Dr. Reynolds
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All Critics (3)

The plot of this noir melodrama, about family intrigues and insanity set within an ominous house a la Rebecca, is senseless, but potboiler is elevated by actors Stanwyck and Flynn and Franz Waxman's delicious score.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007

Despite percussive bangs, shaky camera, heavy breathing and shadowy lighting, there are not many scares and some plot points are plain silly.

Full Review… | March 16, 2006
Urban Cinefile

Creaky old dark house thriller about a woman in peril.

Full Review… | April 19, 2005
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Barbara and Errol don't share a great deal of chemistry but they do their work professionally and this is an reasonably entertaining thriller.

jay nixon

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Cry Wolf (1947) -- [6.0] -- Barbara Stanwyck shows up at Errol Flynn's doorstep claiming to be the wife of his late brother. While he suspects she is a gold digger, she suspects he is abusing his young niece (Geraldine Brooks) and may be hiding an even greater secret. The film throws in a few too many red herrings, but I like that it keeps the characters' motives and allegiances under wraps until the very end. Franz Waxman's score is also pretty memorable.

Predictable plot but good pairing of Flynn and Stanwyck . Too bad it was their only film together . The movie also features a very young Richard Basehart .

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