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Cry Wolf (1947 film)

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Director  Peter Godfrey
Music director  Franz Waxman
Duration  
Language  English
6.5/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Story by  Marjorie Carleton
Country  United States
Cry Wolf (1947 film) movie poster
Release date  18 July 1947
Based on  the novel Cry Wolf  by Marjorie Carleton
Writer  Catherine Turney (screenplay), Marjorie Carleton (novel)
Cast  Errol Flynn (Mark Caldwell), Barbara Stanwyck (Sandra Marshall), Geraldine Brooks (Julie Demarest), Richard Basehart (James Caldwell Demarest), Jerome Cowan (Sen. Charles Caldwell), John Ridgely (Jackson Laidell)
Similar movies  The Big Sleep, The Asphalt Jungle, The Third Man, Desperate, Hell Drivers, T-Men
Tagline  The howl in the night is the voice of danger.

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Cry Wolf is a 1947 mystery film directed by Peter Godfrey and featuring Errol Flynn and Barbara Stanwyck, based on the novel of the same name by Marjorie Carleton.

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Plot

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Sandra Marshall (Barbara Stanwyck), the widow of the owner of a remote mansion, arrives to take charge and claim the inheritance of her late husband. She receives a cold reception, especially from research scientist Mark Caldwell (Errol Flynn), who seems to be keeping her sister-in-law Julie (Geraldine Brooks) a virtual prisoner in the house.

Cast

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  • Errol Flynn as Mark Caldwell
  • Barbara Stanwyck as Sandra Marshall
  • Geraldine Brooks as Julie Demarest
  • Richard Basehart as James Caldwell Demarest
  • Jerome Cowan as Senator Charles Caldwell
  • John Ridgely as Jackson Laidell
  • Patricia Barry as Angela (as Patricia White)
  • Rory Mallinson as Becket
  • Helene Thimig as Marta
  • Paul Stanton as Davenport
  • Barry Bernard as Roberts
  • Production

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    The novel was published in early 1945. The New York Times said "the plot has pace; the manse is traditionally eerie, the heroine is charming. Situations and dialogue, however, are often clumsily handled." By April, Warner Bros bought the film rights as a vehicle for Barbra Stanwyck. Catherine Turney was assigned to do the script and Denis Morgan announced as co star.

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    The film took a while to be made. In March 1946, Errol Flynn was announced as co star and Peter Godfrey as director. Dorothy Malone was originally announced to play the second lead. Two of the supporting cast were from the New York stage, Geraldine Brooks and Richard Basehart, and had just been put under contract by Warner Bros.

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    Filming took place in August 1946.

    Reception

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    The film was not released until July 1947.

    Critical

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    The Wall Street Journal said the film was "often as dull as it is frightening because its melodramatic story is full of cliches... without tommy gun or sword, Mr Flynn seems unhappily wooden." The Christian Science Monitor said it "grips the attention and holds it right through...the result is something well above average." "It's melodramatic antics are rather fun," said the Washington Post.

    The Los Angeles Times called the film "murky" and "fairly opaque" although it felt audiences "are likely to be impressed by the performance of Flynn."

    Box Office

    The film was moderately successful at the box office, Variety estimating its rentals in the US and Canada at $2 million.

    References

    Cry Wolf (1947 film) Wikipedia
    Cry Wolf (1947 film) IMDbCry Wolf (1947 film) themoviedb.org


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