Cry Terror! (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

Cry Terror! (1958)





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On a perfectly ordinary day, the management of an airline receives a note demanding a half-million dollars from someone who claims to have put a bomb aboard one of their planes. When the device, a tiny but dead electronically-triggered explosive, is found, they're told that there's another -- the FBI and the news media are all present as it is retrieved. One of those who sees the drama unfold on the news is Paul Molnar (James Mason), an electronics expert, who suddenly finds himself in the middle of a nightmare along with the rest of his family-- he and his wife (Inger Stevens) and their young daughter are kidnapped by Paul Hoplin (Rod Steiger), a former army buddy of Paul's, who duped him into designing the devices, and now wants Molnar's wife to act a courier for the money. With her husband and daughter in the hands of two of the gang (Angie Dickinson, Jack Klugman), she is made to pick up the money and make her way across New York while a clock is ticking on their lives -- and she must survive being left guarded by Steve (Neville Brand), an ex-con, murderer, and sexual predator, and the least-tightly-wrapped of all Hoplin's gang.


James Mason
as Jim Molner
Rod Steiger
as Paul Hoplin
Inger Stevens
as Mrs. Joan Molner
Kenneth Tobey
as Agent Frank Cole
Jack Kruschen
as F.B.I. Agent Charles Pope
Carleton Young
as Robert Adams
Barney Phillips
as Dan Pringle
Harlan Warde
as Bert, Operative
Ed Hinton
as Operative
Chet Huntley
as Himself
Roy Neal
as Himself
Jonathan Hole
as Executive
Portland Mason
as Pat's School Friend
Mae Marsh
as Woman in Elevator
Terry Ann Ross
as Pat Molner
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Critic Reviews for Cry Terror!

All Critics (1)

An ill-conceived attempt at making a realistic thriller about a mad bomber extorting money in a terrorist plot.

August 31, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Cry Terror!

Quality suspenser with James Mason and Inger Stevens the parents of a kidnapped child held for ransom. Taut scripting and direction and excellent performances from the all but particularly Inger make this very involving. Angie is a hissable villianess to bad she didn't get to play that aspect more.

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