Cry Wolf

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"The howl in the night is the voice of danger."
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  • 1947
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 6.5  (1,841)

Cry Wolf is a thrilling noir film from 1947 that stars Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, and Geraldine Brooks. It tells the story of a con man named Mark Caldwell (played by Errol Flynn), who finds himself in trouble with the law after swindling a wealthy heiress named Sandra Marshall (played by Barbara Stanwyck). Mark meets Sandra on a train and is immediately drawn to her beauty and wealth. He pretends to be a wealthy businessman and charms his way into her good graces. However, his plan falls apart when Sandra's family discovers that he is a fraud and the police become involved.

To save himself from prosecution, Mark comes up with an elaborate scheme involving Sandra's younger sister Julie (played by Geraldine Brooks) and her fiancé, a wealthy playboy named Carl (played by Richard Basehart). Mark convinces Julie to pretend to be in love with him and that they are planning to elope. He then tells Sandra and Carl that he overheard Julie talking about a murder plot against Sandra and that they need to act quickly to save her life.

The group retreats to a remote cabin in the woods, where tensions run high and suspicions mount. Mark's plan seems to be working, but as the night progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish truth from lies. Each character has their own secrets and motivations, and it's unclear who can be trusted.

The film is a masterful example of the film noir genre, with its dark and atmospheric cinematography and complex, morally ambiguous characters. Errol Flynn is particularly compelling as Mark, a charming and manipulative con man who is never quite what he seems. Barbara Stanwyck brings her trademark toughness and vulnerability to the role of Sandra, while Geraldine Brooks provides a refreshing innocence as Julie.

The plot is full of twists and turns, and director Peter Godfrey keeps the tension high throughout. The final reveal is satisfying and unexpected, tying together all the loose ends of the story.

Overall, Cry Wolf is a classic film noir that is well worth watching for fans of the genre. Its cast of Hollywood legends, intricate plot, and moody atmosphere make it a standout among the films of its era.

Cry Wolf is a 1947 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (1,841)