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Vicki (1953)

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In this murder melodrama, Vicki Lynn is a waitress who is transformed into a top fashion model by press agent Steve Christopher. When Vicki is murdered, psychotic detective Ed Cornell tries to pin the blame on Christopher.

Cast

Jean Peters
as Vicki Lynn
Richard Boone
as Lt. Ed Cornell
Jeanne Crain
as Jill Lynn
Elliott Reid
as Steve Christopher
Max Showalter
as Larry Evans
Alex D'Arcy
as Robin Ray
Carl Betz
as McDonald
Aaron Spelling
as Harry Williams
Ramsay Ames
as Cafe Photographer
Izetta Jewel
as Mrs. McVale
Harry Seymour
as Bartender
Irene Seidner
as Cleaning woman
Richard West
as Delivery Man
Kathryn Sheldon
as Hotel Clerk
Burt Mustin
as Bellboy
Robert Adler
as Policeman
Harry Carter
as Policeman
Paul Kruger
as Policeman
Roy Engel
as Detective
Frank Gerstle
as Detective
Stuart Randall
as Detective
Russ Conway
as Detective
Kathrun Sheldon
as Hotel clerk
Parley Baer
as Detective
Jack Gargan
as Detective
Jack Mather
as Detective
Michael Stark
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Vicki

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

In view of the fact that I Wake Up Screaming was not much of a picture to start with, it is no wonder that this slight remodeling of it is an unimpressive dish of drama, too.

Full Review… | September 2, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

...a passable entry in Fox's Film Noir series.

Full Review… | September 26, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

Vicki is a film noir remake of the 1941 murder story I Wake Up Screaming.

Full Review… | April 29, 2002
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Vicki

Vicki" is the remake of "I wake up screaming" . It's an excellent thriller,part whodunit and part film noir ;not only it features two fifties beauties,Jeanne Crain and Jean Peters ,but it also contains one of the most disturbing portrayal of a cop masterfully played by Richard Boone. "Vicki" is wrapped in a deadly atmosphere where the keynote seems to be "mourning": the flowers in the cemetery or the altar complete with candles and photographs. The cop's hatred knows no bounds .He cannot forgive Steve ("Pretty boy" ) for being a handsome man whereas himself can only dream of dating the stars (a two-bit star in this case for she was first a waitress in a cheap restaurant).Sometimes the viewer stops and wonders whether this detective is really on the "right" side or whether he gets on with a merciless revenge .Who killed Vicki in the end. 4 Stars 5-17-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

A remake of I Wake Up Screaming, but since I barely remember that movie, we'll ignore that aspect of it. This movie has some okay noir elements, but would be pretty bland if not for one thing: Richard Boone's riveting performance as Cornell the crazy cop. It's a very odd take on the usual "intuitive cop who always gets his man" role. Another interesting bit of casting: Aaron Spelling in his first role. The rest of the cast is rather underwhelming, although serviceable. The story is decent as far as these things go... not too surprising, but not bad. Overall it's okay, but it really doesn't do much to establish any kind of mood. It kind of made me want to revisit the original, which has a better reputation and a better cast. Although by all accounts, this is nearly an exact remake, so it's odd that it didn't ring any bells. I guess neither one made much of an impression on me.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller
½

Mediocre remake of "I Wake Up Screaming". The original is superior in every way, stick with that.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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