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Vicki (film)

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Director  Harry Horner
Music director  Leigh Harline
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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Release date  September 7, 1953 (1953-09-07) (United States)
Based on  the novel I Wake Up Screaming  by Steve Fisher
Writer  Steve Fisher (novel), Dwight Taylor
Film series  20th Century Fox Film Noir
Cast  Jeanne Crain (Jill Lynn), Jean Peters (Vicki Lynn), Elliott Reid (Steve Christopher), Richard Boone (Lt. Ed Cornell), Max Showalter (Larry Evans (as Casey Adams)), Alexander D'Arcy (Robin Ray (as Alex D'Arcy))
Similar movies  20th Century Fox Film Noir movies

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Vicki is a 1953 film noir directed by Harry Horner and based on the novel I Wake Up Screaming, written by Steve Fisher. The film features Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid and Richard Boone.


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Vicki Lynn (Jean Peters) is a waitress who is transformed into a fashion model by press agent Steve Christopher (Elliott Reid). When Vicki is murdered, detective Ed Cornell (Richard Boone) tries to blame the crime on Christopher.

In fact, the cop knows who the real killer is, but he is so hopelessly in love with the dead girl Vicki, who herself despised him, that he intends to railroad an innocent man to the electric chair. With the help of Vicki's sister Jill (Jeanne Crain), Christopher tracks down the real killer, Harry Williams (Aaron Spelling) and exposes the crooked cop Cornell, who had manipulated Williams into murdering Vicki.


  • Jeanne Crain as Jill Lynn
  • Jean Peters as Vicki Lynn
  • Elliott Reid as Steve Christopher
  • Richard Boone as Lt. Ed Cornell
  • Casey Adams as Larry Evans
  • Carl Betz as Detective MacDonald
  • Aaron Spelling as Harry Williams
  • Alexander D'Arcy as Robin Ray
  • John Dehner as Police Captain
  • Burt Mustin (Uncredited) as "Boy," bellhop in the second scene
  • Background

    Vicki is a remake of the 1941 film I Wake Up Screaming starring Betty Grable, Victor Mature, and Carole Landis.

    Critical response

    Film critic Bosley Crowther certainly did not like the screenplay, but seemed to appreciate the acting. He wrote, "Meanwhile, the rest of the performers—Jean Peters, as the girl who gets killed; Jeanne Crain, as her misgiving sister; Mr. Reid and several more—make the best of Harry Horner's brisk direction to make it look as though they're playing a tingling film. It might be, indeed, if the story were not so studiously contrived and farfetched, and if Mr. Boone did not wear a label that virtually says, 'I'm IT.'"


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