Cry Danger

Cry Danger

DVD - 2014
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Rocky is an innocent man released from prison. He's on the hunt for the people who framed him. Delong is a disabled veteran who produced the evidence that led to Rocky's release. He now wants part of the $100,000 in exchange for his help. However, after serving five years of a life-sentence for a crime he didn't commit, Rocky has a different plan. He wants to bring the real crooks to justice and clear the name of his friend Danny Morgan, who's unjustly serving time for the same crime.
Publisher: [Saint Charles, Illinois] :, Olive Films :, Paramount,, 2014.
Edition: Widescreen (1.37:1) version.
Copyright Date: ©1951
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (79 min.) :,sound, black and white ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video
1.37:1 widescreen
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, rda

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Onewhoissaved
Jan 30, 2017

"Cry Danger", 1951, film noir, is only 79 minutes long but it is very well written where the dialog never lags for one second. In 1951 most people would have probably seen this film at their neighborhood theater where they probably knew the faces of many other people in the audience. Television wasn't the everyday phenomenon that we take for granted. The movies for adults probably didn't cost more than 50 cents at the most. Dick Powell was born in 1904 and started as a fresh-faced singer for his first 40 years and then abruptly stopped the singing roles and took on film noir as a hard-boiled tough guy. He even played Philip Marlowe in one film but producers thought a guy named Humphrey Bogart was more suited to the role of Raymond Chandler's gun-toting private detective. (Neither actor had the physical build to go against real tough-guys.) DIck Powell was a fine actor but playing a likable heavy made him too frozen-faced for me. He died from cancer at the age of just 58. He deserved his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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garycornell
Aug 08, 2014

Call me a Dick Powell fan. He was both an actor and a director. I like him best as an actor. Here he plays an ex-con who was framed for a crime he didn't commit. He is mad as hell and he is going to find the real culprits. He comes across some mob members who set him up a second time. Now he is really explosive and wants answers. You will find this film has plenty of action. Don't miss out on a classic Dick Powell movie!

voisjoe1 May 15, 2014

Dick Powell made it big in films as a singer in musicals, but not being a big musical fan do not remember him being in those type of films. Last year I took a new look at “Murder My Sweet,” where he plays Raymond Chandlers detective, Philip Marlowe. That film is in the top ten of all film noirs and Powell was great, so I have been looking for another nourish film with Powell. Well, “Cry Danger,” is such a film and Powell plays another character that is hard-boiled, cynical, and untrusting of just about everyone. This leads to a lot of snappy, witting dialog, which is quite entertaining as Powell tries to find out who framed him and got him sent to prison for a five year stretch.

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