Cry Vengeance

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"The call of the avenger . . ."
  • NR
  • 1954
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 6.4  (615)

Cry Vengeance is a 1954 film noir starring Mark Stevens as Vic Barron, a man who emerged from a coma with amnesia and finds himself embroiled in a complicated web of revenge and extortion. Directed by Mark Stevens himself, the movie offers a thrilling and suspenseful tale of a man seeking to reclaim his identity and unravel the truth behind his past.

The film begins with Vic Barron waking up in a hospital, unsure of who he is and how he got there. As he gets discharged and tries to piece together his past, he stumbles upon a series of clues that gradually reveal a dark and violent history. He learns that he used to be a successful businessman and had a wife and daughter, but they were brutally murdered by a gangster named Kruger (played by Skip Homeier) who also tried to kill him.

Determined to seek revenge on Kruger and his accomplices, Vic seeks the help of a detective named Arnett (played by Douglas Kennedy) and a witness named Carol Brady (played by Martha Hyer), who had seen the murder of his family. As they investigate together, they uncover a complex network of corrupt officials and criminal enterprises, all tied to Kruger's ruthless empire.

Throughout the film, Vic struggles to reconcile his peaceful present-day demeanor with the violent past that continues to haunt him. He is haunted by vivid flashbacks of his life before the attack, which gradually give him the clues he needs to identify the killers and expose their crimes. As he and his allies get closer to the truth, they face increasing danger and threats from Kruger's men, who will stop at nothing to protect their boss.

Cry Vengeance is a classic film noir that delivers all the hallmarks of the genre: shadowy streets, smoky bars, femme fatales, and a brooding anti-hero. Mark Stevens delivers a convincing performance as Vic, who struggles to reconcile his kind nature with the violent tendencies he discovers within himself. Martha Hyer shines as Carol, the tough and streetwise witness who proves to be a key ally in Vic's quest for justice. Skip Homeier is suitably menacing as Kruger, the cold-blooded villain who orders his henchmen to do his dirty work.

Director Mark Stevens does an excellent job of building suspense and tension, especially during the film's climactic scenes, which feature a high-speed car chase and a gripping showdown between Vic and Kruger. The film's black and white cinematography, by John L. Russell, creates a moody and atmospheric tone, and the score by Fred Katz adds to the film's sense of menace and dread.

Overall, Cry Vengeance is a gripping and suspenseful film that delivers all the thrills and chills that fans of the film noir genre crave. It's a tale of revenge, betrayal, and redemption that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

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    1 hr 23 min
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    6.4  (615)