Cry Danger

Watch Cry Danger

"Powell's on the Prowl!"
  • Passed
  • 1951
  • 1 hr 19 min
  • 7.3  (2,715)

Cry Danger is a classic film noir released in 1951, directed by Robert Parrish and starring Dick Powell, Rhonda Fleming, and Richard Erdman. The movie is a gripping and suspenseful crime drama that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end. The movie begins with Rocky Mulloy (Dick Powell) being released from prison after serving five years for a robbery that he insists he did not commit. He goes to Los Angeles to clear his name and find the real culprit, who he believes is the person who framed him. Rocky is full of anger and resentment towards the people who wronged him, but he's also determined to find the truth.

When Rocky arrives in LA, he meets Delong (Richard Erdman), a wisecracking disabled veteran who became his friend in prison. Delong is eager to help Rocky in his quest for justice, and together they begin to track down the people involved in the robbery.

The trail leads them to a beautiful blonde named Nancy (Rhonda Fleming), the ex-girlfriend of Rocky's deceased partner, Danny. Nancy is now married to a wealthy businessman, but Rocky suspects that she may be involved in the crime that sent him to prison.

As Rocky and Delong dig deeper, they uncover a web of deceit and corruption that goes all the way to the top of the city's political establishment. Their investigation puts them in grave danger, as they become the target of violent criminals who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets hidden.

One of the strengths of Cry Danger is the performance of the lead actors. Dick Powell's portrayal of the embittered and tough Rocky is both convincing and sympathetic. Rhonda Fleming's Nancy is alluring and mysterious, with a hint of danger lurking behind her beauty. Richard Erdman's Delong provides comic relief and genuine pathos in equal measure.

The film also benefits from the atmospheric noir visuals, with many scenes taking place in the seedy underworld of the city's nightclubs, bars, and alleys. The use of shadows and low-key lighting creates a sense of unease and danger, adding to the tension of the story.

Cry Danger is a quintessential film noir that hits all the right notes of the genre. It has a compelling plot, memorable characters, and a visual style that perfectly captures the mood of the era. The film is a must-see for fans of classic noir and anyone who loves a good mystery.

Cry Danger
Cry Danger doesn't appear to be available from any streaming services.
Add this movie to your Watchlist to get notified when it's available.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 19 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (2,715)