Cry Wolf (1947)

Cry Wolf


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The tense psychological drama Cry Wolf offers a fascinating if not altogether successful change of pace for action star Errol Flynn. Most of the story takes place at a remote and forbidding mansion, where Sandra Marshall (Barbara Stanwyck), the widow of the house's owner, arrives to take charge. An apparent golddigger, Sandra refuses to be bought off with a small cash settlement and insists on claiming her late husband's entire estate, which earns her a powerful enemy in the form of research … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Catherine Turney



as Mark Caldwell

as Sandra Marshall

as James Caldwell Demar...

as Julie Demarest

as Sen. Caldwell

as Jackson Laidell

as Angela, Maid

as Becket, Butler

as Marta, Housekeeper

as Davenport

as Roberts, the Groom

as Mrs. Laidell

as Watkins

as Gatekeeper

as Clergyman

as Dr. Reynolds
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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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