• Kenneth_C

    ★★★½ Watched by Kenneth_C 26 Feb, 2015

    "What more can happen to us? We've had 5 years yanked out of our lives. That's a long time when you break it up into hours."

    So says Dick Powell in this crackling RKO film noir from 1951. Powell is terrific as Rocky Mulloy, an ex-con released early from prison and out to discover who framed him for armed robbery and murder. Hoping for a good payday and going along for the ride is Richard Erdman as Delong, a wooden-legged…

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  • simon evans

    ★★★★ Watched by simon evans 12 Feb, 2015

    Rocky Mulloy steps off a train in Los Angeles having just served 5 years for a crime he did not commit. Along with his heavy drinking ex marine partner Delong, Mulloy sets out to find the truth by setting sight on bad guy Castro. A much under appreciated noir excellently played by Dick Powell in the driving seat throwing away great lines like confetti with the superbly written script. Highly enjoyable with great support from Richard Erdman, William Conrad and…

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  • Michael

    ★★★★ Watched by Michael 08 Jan, 2012

    Hard-boiled right down to its bones. "Cry Danger" doesn't quite make the grade a a great film but it is a really fun hard-boiled melodrama with snappy hard-boiled dialog. The wry off-hand wit of the often terse dialog and the brisk pacing propel the story through the film's hour and twenty minute running time without much chance for the audience's interest to lag.

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  • Michael

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Michael 21 Sep, 2014

    Hard-boiled right down to its bones. "Cry Danger" doesn't quite make the grade a a great film but it is a really fun hard-boiled melodrama with snappy hard-boiled dialog. The wry off-hand wit of the often terse dialog and the brisk pacing propel the story through the film's hour and twenty minute running time.

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  • b rad

    ★★★½ Watched by b rad 12 Apr, 2014

    Great noir, Dick Powell makes a great noir protagonist and it's pretty consistently compelling. Doesn't stand out completely in the genre but delivers all that you'd expect.

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  • Auggie Heschmeyer

    ★★★★ Watched by Auggie Heschmeyer 05 Apr, 2014

    Can you have more of a typical noir title than "Cry Danger?" I would be hard pressed to find one. Completely unrelated to its title, the film tells the story of an ex-con just released from prison after being set up for a crime that he claims he didn't commit. He seeks retribution and freedom for his partner. What he finds is a series of set-ups and double crosses and a thickening mystery as he gets closer to his stolen…

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  • Tom Morton

    ★★★★ Watched by Tom Morton 08 Mar, 2014

    Noirch, film 12.

    A booze-soaked ex-marine, on the lookout for a quick buck, offers up a fake alibi for Rocky Mulloy in the hopes that he'll be grateful enough at getting out of jail to share the spoils of the robbery he was imprisoned for. There's just one problem - Mulloy didn't do the robbery.

    This classic noir setup leads into what is essentially just an hour of awesome hard-boiled dialogue, Dick Powell spitting out line after wonderful line like…

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  • Brian Kelley

    ★★★★★ Watched by Brian Kelley 01 Mar, 2014 1

    As wonderful as the first time I saw it. Some of the consistently best dialogue to ever to be spoken.

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  • Chris

    ★★★★★ Watched by Chris 01 Mar, 2014

    DIALOG!

    Wow. I'm a Bill Bowers fan for life now. I love everything about this movie. It is 80 minutes long and it delivers all the texture and satisfaction of a 3 hour epic.

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  • laird

    ★★★★ Rewatched by laird 01 Mar, 2014

    Maybe the only movie I've really liked Dick Powell in, but possibly only because he spends most of the runtime dispensing witty retorts courtesy of ace screenwriter William Bowers. It's like in a cartoon when a character swallows a box of tacks and spits them out like a machine gun, only less realistic. Also, kind of shocking that this close to the war and movies like BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES the filmmakers were comfortable with using the alcoholism of…

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  • Joe

    ★★★★½ Watched by Joe 01 Mar, 2014

    I like Dick Powell's turn as Philip Marlowe in Murder, My Sweet but I was never all that convinced by Powell himself in the role. I take it all back having seen this, though, in which he plays a pitch-perfect Marlowe who isn't really Marlowe, but it's still fun to pretend.

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  • Jake

    ★★★★ Watched by Jake 01 Mar, 2014

    Halfway through the hazy labyrinthe plot Dick Powell constructs to get his cut of $50,000 after 5 years in the slammer, his former bookie unknowingly hooks him with "hot money." Maybe it's the shotgunning of 2 flicks prior to this melting my goofy brain, but by this point, the handling of money becomes almost ephemeral, with the hoarding of it or changing of hands morphing into a social currency more destructive than the means it takes to attain it.

    William…

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