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Cry Danger
     

Cry Danger

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Director: Robert Parrish,

Cast: Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Erdman

 

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Dick Powell stars in this suspenseful melodrama, directed by Robert Parrish. Rocky Mulloy (Powell) has recently returned from prison, after being pardoned from a life sentence when new evidence clears him from a robbery conviction. Delong (Richard Erdman), a crippled Marine veteran who concocted the new evidence that got Mulloy released, thinks that Mulloy will be so

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Dick Powell stars in this suspenseful melodrama, directed by Robert Parrish. Rocky Mulloy (Powell) has recently returned from prison, after being pardoned from a life sentence when new evidence clears him from a robbery conviction. Delong (Richard Erdman), a crippled Marine veteran who concocted the new evidence that got Mulloy released, thinks that Mulloy will be so grateful that he will cooperate with him and share some of the $100,000 Mulloy supposedly has hidden somewhere from the robbery. But Mulloy has other ideas -- instead he wants the use his pardon as a chance to bring the real guilty parties involved in the crime to justice and to help out a needy friend who is still in the penitentiary.

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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Sometimes referred to as a film noir, Cry Danger doesn't really belong in that category; instead, it's more of a cime thriller with some noir overtones. While not a top notch picture, Danger is quite satisfying, a neat, tidy little film that accomplishes what it aims to do with a minimum of fuss and a decent amount of style. The set-up is familiar: innocent man released from prison seeks to clear his and his wrongly-accused friend's names rather than leave well enough alone. It's the kind of set-up that often evokes a harshly grand style, not over-the-top by nay means, but one in which every moment can be filled with meaning. Not so in Danger, because the lead character isn't really such a tough guy as all that. He's dead set on his mission, but he's also out to have some fun, to revisit an old flame and to find some way of achieving a normal life for himself. Indeed, you get the feeling that once he has cleared his name, this man will settle into a suburban tract house with a comfy wife and 2.2 children and a dog and live contentedly ever after -- not typical for a hero of this kind of film. This is both a plus and a minus, giving the character a different take but also working against the audience's belief in his determination. This is by no means the fault of actor Dick Powell, who does a superlative job in the role and carries the film squarely on his shoulders. He gets wonderful support from Richard Erdman and good support from Regis Toomey. Rhonda Fleming is not as strong as one might wish but is not damaging. Strong direction from Robert Parrish is a bonus.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2014
UPC:
0887090075701
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Time:
1:19:00
Sales rank:
21,651

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dick Powell Rocky
Rhonda Fleming Nancy
Richard Erdman Delong
William Conrad Castro
Regis Toomey Cobb
Jean Porter Darlene
Joan Banks Alice Fletcher
Gloria Saunders Cigarette Girl
Hy Averback Bookie
Renny McEvoy Taxi Driver
Lou Lubin Hank
Benny Burt Bartender
Jay Adler Williams

Technical Credits
Robert Parrish Director
Joseph Biroc Cinematographer
William Bowers Screenwriter
Bernard W. Burton Editor
Jerry Cady Original Story
Richard Day Art Director
Paul Dunlap Score Composer
Lowell J. Farrell Asst. Director
W.R. Frank Producer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Songwriter
Kiva Hoffman Makeup
Joseph Kish Set Decoration/Design
William Lynch Sound/Sound Designer
Jack E. Miller Costumes/Costume Designer
Emil Newman Score Composer
Sam Wiesenthal Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bang Bang You're Dead
1. Chapter 1 [:00]
2. Chapter 2 [9:36]
3. Chapter 3 [10:47]
4. Chapter 4 [12:10]
5. Chapter 5 [9:30]
6. Chapter 6 [10:01]
7. Chapter 7 [7:42]
8. Chapter 8 [7:26]
9. Chapter 9 [12:19]

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Cry Danger 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
David_Locke More than 1 year ago
If you like your Film Noir dry with a dash of cynicism, Cry Danger is for you ! Highlights : the witty dialogue and one-liners, the location shooting in Los Angeles.